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Allocation Unit

Definition of the noun allocation unit

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  1. a group of sectors on a magnetic disk that can be reserved for the use of a particular file
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • more generic term: computer memory unit = a unit for measuring computer memory
    • part: sector = the minimum track length that can be assigned to store information

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Google previewComputer Technology Encyclopedia (2008)

by Michael Graves

File Allocation Unit □ 181 only, system, and archived. Most file systems also allow the file to be assigned permissions that determine what users are able to do with the file. File Allocation Unit This is the number of hard disk sectors that are ...


allocation unit the smallest quantity of disk or memory space that can ...

Google previewDictionary of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology (2000)

by Philip A. Laplante

allocation unit on certain versions of DOS, a group of bytes of fixed size (e.g., 2048 bytes) that is locked out during low-level formatting if it contains ...

Google previewTalal Abu-Ghazaleh ICT Dictionary = معجم طلال أبو غزالة لتقنية المعلومات و الإتصالات (2013)

by منصور الطوالبة

Allocation Allocation Unit الشاشة بسبب انخفاض الكثافة النقطية للشاشة أو نتيجة تحويل خاطئ لإشارة تناظرية إلى رقمية. علة الاستعارة: نوع من أخطاء الحاسوب المبهمة التي يمكن أن تظهر في شيفرة مسؤولة عن التخصيص الديناميكي للذاكرة. يحاذي: يرتب ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microcomputers (1990)

Volume 5 - Debuggers and Debugging Techniques to Electron Beam Lithography by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

The cluster is a group of sectors allocated as a unit (allocation unit). In this case the cluster size is eight. This is indicated by the calculation of the first relative sector of the cluster, c*cls-s+0. This is the ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Information Technology and Security (2007)

CLUSTER: 1024 bytes hard disk storage space; hard disk allocation unit or some number of disk sectors that are treated as a unit; smallest unit of storage that the operating system can manage. CLUSTER COMPUTING: A series of networked ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Multimedia 1999 (2014)

Terms and Acronyms by Brad Hansen

On a disk, an allocation unit ...

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