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Offline Sandra

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Computer Abbreviations and Acronyms
« on: September 01, 2003, 21:59 »
In case anyone has missed it in another thread,here are loads of computer abbreviations and acronyms :doggie:

http://www.geocities.com/ikind_babel/babel/babel.html#A

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http://foldoc.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/index.html

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Re:Computer Abbreviations and Acronyms
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2003, 22:24 »

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Re:Computer Abbreviations and Acronyms
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2004, 16:55 »
so any of them tell you what they actually do? like, i wanna know what SMART is and why i should have it enabled/disabled? i currently have it disabled but i don't know if that's good or bad?
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Re:Computer Abbreviations and Acronyms
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2004, 20:19 »
Self
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Built into the hard drive it measures such things as:
Spin up time, head hight above the platter, data throughput etc.

It then uses these bits of data to predict when a drive is on its way out and if so puts a message on your screen warning the disc is a bit dodgy. You should then have enough time to get the data off before complete failure.

I usually leave SMART on, can affect data throughput slightly but what the heck - I'd rather know when I'm likely to be needing a new disc. :)
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Re:Computer Abbreviations and Acronyms
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2004, 20:34 »
cool, thanks :)
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Re:Computer Abbreviations and Acronyms
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2004, 02:51 »

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Built into the hard drive it measures such things as:
Spin up time, head hight above the platter, data throughput etc.

It then uses these bits of data to predict when a drive is on its way out and if so puts a message on your screen warning the disc is a bit dodgy. You should then have enough time to get the data off before complete failure.

I usually leave SMART on, can affect data throughput slightly but what the heck - I'd rather know when I'm likely to be needing a new disc. :)
I allways wondered what that was all about, Thanks!
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Re:Computer Abbreviations and Acronyms
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2004, 13:58 »
So where do we find this 'SMART' at?
If there was one called 'STUPID' I could probably find that :D
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Re: Computer Abbreviations and Acronyms
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2008, 17:53 »
Thanks for the link Sandra really helps and its quicker than keep going to the back of a book


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