Accelerated Graphics Port. A bus interconnect mechanism designed to improve performance of 3D graphics applications. AGP is a dedicated bus from the graphics subsystem to the core-logic chipset. http://www.euro.dell.com/intl/euro/r+d/r+dnews/vectors/vect_2-1/v2-1_agp.htm
AT Attachment Packet Interface. A new protocol for controlling mass storage devices similar to SCSI protocols. It builds on the ATA (AT Attachment) interface, the official ANSI Standard name for the IDE interface developed for hard disk drives. ATAPI is commonly used for hard disks, CD-ROM drives, tape drives, and other devices.
Asynchronous Transfer Mode
Direct Memory Access
Enhanced Graphics Adapter
Extended Industry System Architecture
Fiber Distributed Data Interface. High-speed ring local area network.
Integrated Drive Electronics. Each drive has a built-in controller.
Industry System Architecture
Integrated Services Digital Network
Modified Frequency Modulation
Multimedia Extensions. Added to the newest generation of Intel Pentium Processors. It offers better audio and video quality
Redudant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks. The basic idea of RAID is to combinr multiple small, inexpensive disk drives into an array of disk drives which yields performance exceeding that of a single large expensive drive. There are five type of redundant array Architectures; RAID-1 through RAID-5. A non-redudant array of disk drives is referred to as RAID-0.
Run Length Limited
Small Computer Systems Interface. A standerd interface defined for all devices in a computer. It make it possible to use a single adapter for all devices.
Super Video Graphics Adapter
Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter
Video Graphics Adapter
VESA Local Bus
Write Once Read Many