This paper “A-Z of Hardware” is a repository for various essential terms that
are related to computer and hardware. “A-Z of Hardware” contains a
collection of ‘523’ hardware terms and provides easy-to-understand
definitions in plain language. The paper contains hardware terms which has
been collected from various sources and contains terms updated up to April 1,
2005. This paper is primarily made as a ready reference for essential hardware
terms which are grouped in alphabetical order for easy browsing of the user.
The user can browse through the document by clicking on the alphabetical
bookmarks which will take to the terms starting with the respective alphabet
and can come back to the first page by clicking on the ‘Back to Top’ link at
the top-left corner of every page. The definitions are given against the
respective terms in a table format.
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A-weighted decibels, abbreviated dBA, or dBa, or dB(a), are an
expression of the relative loudness of sounds in air as perceived by the
Advanced Technology Attachment
ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment) is the official name that
American National Standards Institute group X3T10 uses for what the
computer industry calls Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE).
Pixie dust is the name that IBM is using for its antiferromagnetically-
coupled (AFC) media technology, which can increase the data capacity
of hard drives to up to four times the density possible with current drives.
The "pixie dust" used is a 3-atom thick magnetic coating composed of
the element ruthenium