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Disk buffer

Known as: FUA, Force Unit Access, Read-ahead 
In computer storage, disk buffer (often ambiguously called disk cache or cache buffer) is the embedded memory in a hard disk drive (HDD) acting as a… 
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
Flash is a widely used storage device that provides high density and low power, appealing properties for general purpose… 
Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
  • G. Graefe
  • Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research
  • 2003
  • Corpus ID: 8958207
Partitioning within a B-tree, based on an artificial leading key column and combined with online reorganization, can be exploited… 
Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
Enterprise storage systems depend on disk arrays for their capacity and availability needs. To design and maintain storage… 
Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
  • W. Vogels
  • Symposium on Operating Systems Principles
  • 1999
  • Corpus ID: 8227893
We have performed a study of the usage of the Windows NT File System through long-term kernel tracing. Our goal was to provide a… 
Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
Obtaining timely and accurate information about the low-level characteristics of disk drives presents a problem for system design… 
Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
Modern disk drives read-ahead data and reorder incoming requests in a workload-dependent fashion. This improves their performance… 
Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
Distributed sparing is a method to improve the performance of RAID5 disk arrays with respect to a dedicated sparing system with N… 
Highly Cited
1995
Highly Cited
1995
Highly Cited
1991
Highly Cited
1991
No abstract available 
Review
1988
Review
1988
  • J. MenonM. Hartung
  • Digest of Papers. COMPCON Spring 88 Thirty-Third…
  • 1988
  • Corpus ID: 33099218
A brief overview is given of the IBM 3990 Model 3 cache control unit. Some novel performance and RAS (reliability, availability…