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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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Absent the prebriefing process, the Secretary's time would often be wasted on matters that should have been settled by the DASDs or the Under Secretary for Policy, or time would be wasted in muddling through sterile discussions of complex issues that should have been thought through and clarified by the staffs.
Key functions conducted within the DASD for Homeland Security Integration are melded into the other two DASDs responsible for homeland defense matters, and this "DASD-ship" is disestablished.
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.
I/O Plus is a GUI-based tool that measures DASD I/O requests, cache, channel paths, and back-end I/O.
The StorageGUARD products monitor, trend and control DASD space consumption to increase DASD utilization and lower data center management costs.
This is accomplished by combining the beneficial characteristics of RAID, CAID (cached array of independent disks) and virtual DASD.
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.
Direct-to-tape backup lets users take advantage of less expensive mainframe tape without DASD staging.
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.
StopX37/II, which provides dynamic abend recovery, taking corrective actions to prevent DASD space-related disasters.
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.