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cache

 [kash]
a memory mechanism used by a computer to accelerate access to information.

cache

[kash]
(in computer technology) a fast storage buffer in the central processing unit or hard drive used to increase the amount and speed of data processing. Also called cache memory.

cache

A storage area on a PC’s hard drive where the browser temporarily stores web pages and/or graphic elements.
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The alternative method is block-level caching, where the solid-state disk caches data automatically and invisibly (at the block level).
They've also adopted the "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" philosophy by adding disk cache frontends and serving as effective storage layers in tiered environments.
AMCC recommends controller cache and disk cache remain on during SATA RAID operations as well as providing increased levels of array performance during degraded RAID 5 operations.
If it sees that one machine is swapping to disk cache excessively, it transfers work to a machine with more free memory.
Hardware inventory is gathered in 22 major categories including typical machine information as CPU Type and Speed, BIOS Information, BUS Type, Ports, Network Card, Disk Cache and CD-ROM.
This helped eliminate the artifacts of head movement and disk cache interaction.
The exclusive Disk Performance Tester for Windows is a benchmarking program for comparing the performance of different disk drives, disk controllers, disk caches and even disk cache configurations.
Previously only available with high-performance fibre channel disk cache, CentricStor now can incorporate lower cost, high capacity Serial ATA disk.
3, the size of the supported disk cache has doubled from two terabytes to four terabytes -- enabling customers to provide higher-performance read and write access for larger data sets.
With smaller libraries than larger STORServer Backup Appliances, the K1 also uses EIDE disk drives rather than SCSI and RAID for the system volumes disk cache pool, continues Pearring.
AMASS manages disk cache, maintains metadata online in highly available server clusters, and scales to manage an effectively unlimited number of files.