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RAID Array & Server Glossary of Computer Terms (Letter I)

February 15th, 2009

Immediate RAID Availability
See Background Initialization

In-Line Terminator
A plug attached to the end of a SCSI cable in order to initiate active termination. Used when SCSI devices on the cable do not have built-in termination. See also Active Termination.

Interface
A hardware or software protocol that manages the exchange of data between the hard disk drive and the computer. The most common interfaces for small computer systems are ATA (also known as IDE) and SCSI.

Internal RAID Controller
A controller circuit board that resides inside a computer or server. An internal RAID controller resides on a bus, such as the PCI bus.
Examples of internal RAID controllers include the Mylex AcceleRAID and eXtremeRAID families.

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