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disk drive

a computer device containing a disk that spins at high speeds that allows magnetic impulses to be written onto and read from the electromagnetic surface. Most computers contain a hard disk drive, a compact disk-read only memory (CD-ROM) drive, a CD-R, CD-RW and DVD, DVD-R or DVD-RW, and one or more diskette drives.
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7) The DASD as of this writing, Steve Johnson, is a notable exception to the recent rule.
The ASD would be supported by a principal deputy and three DASDs.
This means that an agent could distinguish the difference between a high-end DASD storage facility, a Fibre Channel switch, high-end virtual tape server, or other resource.
For example, in large DASD storage facilities, we would need to understand multiple levels of capacity.
a leading supplier of data center connectivity products, announced significant enhancements to the zDASD 3990 Controller, its leading product for connecting mainframes to open system storage products in support of DASD (ECKD) file access.
zDASD uses open-system storage for mainframe DASD applications providing cost-conscious IT administrators with lower cost open-systems arrays for their secondary or tertiary storage needs," said Ralph Armstrong, Vice President of Product Management.
The project resulted in a set of inventory reports listing all software components and the associations between them, exception reports listing missing components, usage reports showing active and non-active components, and the associated DASD reports.
LUMINEX also certifying INNOVATION's FDRPAS as a V/B 3390 solution for non-disruptive installation and real time replication of existing mainframe DASD storage data to V/B 3990-based DASD.
This unique Bus-Tech technology allows IT administrators to deploy open systems disks as mainframe-attached DASD.