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What is Sasd and DASD?
Last Updated: 22nd March, 2020
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Then, what does DASD mean?
Direct access storage device
Furthermore, what is a direct access on disk? direct access - Computer Definition (2) The ability to read or write a specific storage location without having to go through any locations before or after it. Generally synonymous with "random access." Magnetic disks, SSDs, optical data discs and RAM are the primary direct access hardware in a computer.
Beside this, what are direct access devices give example?
A direct-access storage device (DASD) is another name for secondary storage devices that store data in discrete locations with a unique address, such as hard disk drives, optical drives and most magnetic storage devices.
What is the difference between direct access and sequential access?
"Sequential access must begin at the beginning and access each element in order, one after the other. Direct access allows the access of any element directly by locating it by its index number or address. If you are on a railroad train, to go from one car to another you must use sequential access.