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storage medium

[′stȯr·ij ‚mēd·ē·əm]
(computer science)
Any device or recording medium into which data can be copied and held until some later time, and from which the entire original data can be obtained.
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Maintenance of the avulsed tooth in a storage medium maintains the vitality of PDL cells present over the root for longer and, in some cases, even stimulates their proliferation.3 Most of the respondents who chose saliva as the storage medium justified their option based on the immediate availability of the saliva.
* Transferring computerized books and records to an electronic storage medium using techniques such as COLD (computer output to laser disk), which allows the books and records to be viewed or reproduced without the original program.
70: An apparatus comprising: a holographic data storage medium; and data pages stored on the holographic data storage medium, wherein each data page comprises a unit of data written to the holographic data storage medium, and wherein the data pages are organized as chapters on the holographic data storage medium, each chapter comprising contiguous data pages.
Magnetic tape is by far the most popular storage medium for back up and otherwise protecting data.
"Now our customers have the flexibility of the most appropriate storage medium to meet application specific, departmental, organizational as well as regulatory compliance without having to modify their software applications."
Preserving old files requires much more than just moving documents to the latest storage medium. It is also imperative that a computer understands the document's file structure.
Today, backup has evolved into migrating data to some form of storage medium for quick recovery.
These solutions safely remove rarely-accessed data from overloaded production databases and save the data to easily managed Archive Files that can be stored on the most cost-effective storage medium. Archived data is complete and referentially intact.
Section 8.3.3--Physical Storage Medium and Protection requires consideration of appropriate storage environments for the record media, appropriate storage media for the required retention value of the record, appropriate handling procedures for records protection, and appropriate storage systems for the record value and media.
120mm red laser optical is the most widely used digital storage medium in the world.
"With the new larger capacities of flash memory technology, coupled with the ease-of-use and durability of this file storage medium, we believe this to be a growing storage segment," says Sam Bhavnani, Principal Handhelds Analyst at ARS, a tactical research firm in La Jolla, Calif.
Application of these criteria leads to the conclusion that digital linear tape is the preferred storage medium to support the long-term storage of digital records.

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