disk overhead

noun
(computer science) the disk space required for information that is not data but is used for location and timing
Syn: ↑overhead
Topics: ↑computer science, ↑computing
Hypernyms: ↑disk space, ↑disc space

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Disk Overhead — is the reason why a computer hard drive or storage device s capacity may show its capacity as different from its actual capacity.ExampleFor example, a computer company sells a hard drive that is marked as 200 gigabytes. When connected to a… …   Wikipedia

  • disk space — noun (computer science) the space available on a magnetic disk • Syn: ↑disc space • Topics: ↑computer science, ↑computing • Hypernyms: ↑space …   Useful english dictionary

  • Disk-drive performance characteristics — are the attributes which control the time it takes to transfer (read or write) data between a computer and a data storage device (most typically disk storage) starting with the initial command from the computer or host until the storage device… …   Wikipedia

  • Floppy disk — Floppy redirects here. For other uses, see Floppy (disambiguation). 8 inch, 5 1⁄4 inch, and 3 1⁄2 inch floppy disks …   Wikipedia

  • Hard disk drive — Hard drive redirects here. For other uses, see Hard drive (disambiguation). Hard disk drive Mechanical interior of a modern hard disk drive Date invented 24 December 1954 [1] …   Wikipedia

  • Full disk encryption — (or whole disk encryption) is a kind of disk encryption software or hardware which encrypts every bit of data that goes on a disk or disk volume. The term full disk encryption is often used to signify that everything on a disk, including the… …   Wikipedia

  • computer science — noun the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures • Syn: ↑computing • Topics: ↑computer, ↑computing machine, ↑computing device, ↑data processor, ↑electronic computer, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • computing — noun 1. the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods • Syn: ↑calculation, ↑computation • Derivationally related forms: ↑computational (for: ↑computation), ↑compute …   Useful english dictionary

  • disc space — noun (computer science) the space available on a magnetic disk • Syn: ↑disk space • Topics: ↑computer science, ↑computing • Hypernyms: ↑space …   Useful english dictionary

  • Timeline of virtualization development — Timelines Note: This timeline is missing data for important historical systems, including: Atlas Computer (Manchester), GE 645, Burroughs B5000* 1964 ** IBM Cambridge Scientific Center begins development of CP 40. * 1965 ** IBM M44/44X,… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.