The actual tangible unit of hardware of a disk or tape drive.
Contrast with logical drive.
- physical erase unit
A flash device is divided into physical erase units. A physical erase unit is the smallest memory area of the flash memory media that can be erased in a single erase operation. Its size varies between flash devices. [Source: msystems]
- physical format
Same as low-level format.
- Physical Topology
The physical layout of devices on a network. Every LAN has a topology, or the way that the devices on a network are arranged and how they communicate with each other. The way that the workstations are connected to the network through the actual cables that transmit data — the physical structure of the network […]
In typesetting, a pica is a unit of measurement equal to 1/6 of an inch, or 12 points.
Technical support slang term for problem in chair, not in computer. The term is used to describe a computer user who is the cause of a computer-related problem but insists there is a technical problem with the computer system.