Posts Tagged ‘TB’

Gigabyte to Terabytes

September 26th, 2012 Comments off

For fun, here is a comparison of some old storage media with something in our data recovery lab right now.


On the left is an IBM 3380 ‘direct storage access device’ circa 1980. Capacity: 1 GB. On the right, a RAID recovery on one of our lab workbenches, set up in a couple of storage cases. Capacity: 48 TB.

The cases and the old IBM device are about the same …

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Glossary of Western Digital Hard Disk Drive (Letter T)

September 13th, 2010 Comments off

TB Terabyte. One trillion bytes (1000 GB) of data.

TCP/IP Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. A set of protocols for communication over interconnected networks. The standard for data transmission over networks.

TCQ Tagged command queuing. Type of command queuing in which random reads and writes are intelligently ordered to read/write to/from the nearest disk sectors. Intelligently ordered (queued) commands avoid additional revolutions of the hard drive and greatly improve performance.