USB

USB is a hardware interface that is used for low-speed peripherals, such as a keyboard, mouse, joystick, scanner, printer, and modem. USB supports plug-and-play installation and hot plugging, and up to 127 peripheral devices can be connected to one USB port. Flash USB drives are now becoming popular, so it may be wise to backup files to a flash memory USB drive to make sure the important information is always at hand.

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  • Disk
    “A disk is a round plate on which data can be encoded. There are two basic types of disks: magnetic disks and optical disks. On magnetic disks...”

Backup Software Glossary

Current glossary explains various terms that you may come across while working with Handy Backup or other backup software.

Handy Backup is a backup utility for Windows Servers and PCs that is famous for its flexibility and ease of use.

The glossary contains 172 terms. The current section Storage Media contains 36 terms.

Other “Storage Media” Terms

  • DVD
    “DVD, short for Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc, is a type of optical disk technology similar to the CD-ROM. Now most backup programs...”
  • Optical Disc
    “An optical disc is a storage medium from which data is read and to which it is written by lasers. Optical discs can store much more data -- up to 6...”
  • Memory Stick
    “Yet another standard, set by Sony but now also manufactured by others such as Lexar Media. The main drawback is that there are fewer cameras using...”

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