Definition of Disk controller

1. Noun. (computer science) a circuit or chip that translates commands into a form that can control a hard disk drive.

Generic synonyms: Control, Controller
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Disk Controller

disk access
disk brake
disk cache
disk clutch
disk controller (current term)
disk disease
disk drive
disk drives
disk error
disk file
disk harrow
disk image
disk images
disk jockey
disk kidney
disk operating system
disk overhead
disk pack
disk sensitivity method

Literary usage of Disk controller

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Defend Your Data!: Guide to Data Recovery by David J. Stang (1991)
"... which interfaces either one or two Winchester disk drives to a single host computer. It is to be used as the primary hard disk controller in IBM PC XT ..."

2. A History of the Personal Computer: The People and the Technology by Roy A. Allan (2001)
"The disk controller used a single large-scale integrated chip called ... It was a one-chip integration of the disk controller functions as developed by ..."

3. SAS(R) 9.1 Companion for Windows by SAS Institute (2004)
"The three factors that influence I/O performance are the disk controller and bus, the hard drive, and the hard drive configuration. disk controller and bus ..."

4. The ISDN Consultant: A Stress-Free Guide to High-Speed Communications by Robert E. Lee (1996)
"... SCSI adapters 13 14 disk controller 15 Second disk controller EIDE • External Serial Port Adapters These devices will connect through the serial port of ..."

5. National Information Systems Security '95 (18th) Proceedings: Making by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"The host computer includes a CPU, memory, serial and parallel I/O ports, video controller, a keyboard, and a floppy disk controller and drive. ..."

6. Computer Virus Survival Guide by David Stang (1991)
"This information, stored in one 512 byte sector on the outside cylinder, first sector, first side of your hard disk, tells the hard disk controller basic ..."

7. The Backup Book: Disaster Recovery from Desktop to Data Center by Dorian J. Cougias, E. L. Heiberger, Karsten Koop (2003)
"The file is then physically written to the disk by the disk controller. With a new drive, the mapping between the file system's LCN and the Physical Cluster ..."

8. SAS 9.1 Scalable Performance Data Engine: Reference by SAS Institute, Institute SAS Institute (2004)
"... Striped across Three Disks Normally, the hard disks in disk arrays are organized in groups, each of which is connected to its own hard disk controller. ..."

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