Direct access storage device. storage method available with disks in which data can be located by its address rather than sequentially.
Direct Access Storage Device. This is the main storage structure in Mainframe. It refers to disk systems attached to the computer via SCSI, IDE media
Direct Access Storage Device. A long established IBM term, which currently means a disk device; historically there were other kinds of direct access storage (e.g. magnetic cards) which may explain the rather generic terminology.
Rotating magnetic disk storage.
Direct Access Storage Device. Storage for input/output data.
Direct Access Storage Device. A general term for magnetic disk storage devices. This term has historically been used in the mainframe and mid-range computer environments, and also includes hard disk drives for personal computers.
An acronym for Direct Access Storage Device. The mainframe disk drives that store information.
Direct Access Storage Devices (Hard Disks).
direct access storage device. A storage device such as a hard disk, whose data can be accessed directly, without having to read all the preceding data.
Direct Access Storage Device”. This refers to the magnetic hard drive that the NT operating system, and InveStore is installed on. It is also the space used by NT for its PAGEFILE requirements.
Direct Access Storage Device. A device in which access time is effectively independent of the location of the data.
Direct Access Storage Device. These are more commonly know as disk drives. A string of DASD refers to multiple units lined up in a row.
An IBM term designating a disk or drum that stores data on magnetic media. The term originates from a contrast with tape drives that access data sequentially from the media.
(See Direct Access Storage Device in this glossary.)
Direct Access Storage Device. Generic nomenclature for a storage peripheral that can respond directly to random requests for information. Usually refers to a disk drive.
Direct Access Storage Device Harddrives, generally (excludes tapes, I think)
A physical electromagnetic data storage unit used in larger computers. Usually these consist of cylindrical stacked multi-unit assemblies, which have large capacity storage capabilities.