)A method of recording data on a hard disk drive whereby the sectors per track on the drive are not consistent across the platter. In general, tracks closest to the center have fewer sectors than tracks toward the outside of the platter where the tracks are larger and can fit more sectors. Though the platter rotates at a constant angular velocity, the clock speed, or clock rate, changes as the read/write head moves from one zone to another along the platter.
Also called zone bit recording.
(zōn´ing) (n.) The process of allocating resources in a SAN to load balance the devices connected to the network. Zoning allows the network administrator to separate the SAN into units and allocate storage to those units based on need. Zoning protects the SAN system from such threats as viruses, data corruption and malicious hackers as […]
In graphical user interfaces, to make a window larger. Typically, there is a zoom box in one corner of the window. When you select the zoom box the first time, the system expands the window to fill the entire screen. (This is sometimes called maximizing.) When you select it again, the window shrinks to its […]
- zoom lens
In digital cameras and digital video recording devices, a zoom lens let you to select any focal length within the len’s range. The lens changes the angle of view and its magnifying power based on the zooming range selected. Zooming out gives the photographer a wide-angle view that captures a wide expanse of a scene. […]
- zoom ring
A zoom adjustment ring found on many digital video recorders and digital cameras. Zoom rings enable motorized zoom that allows you to change the focal length in real-time as you shoot. A 4X zoom lens, for example, will enlarge or reduce the subject in an image by four times depending on which way it’s zoomed. […]
- .INI File
Pronounced dot -in-ee file, a file that has a.INI extension and contains configuration information for MS-Windows. Two.INI files, WIN.INI and SYSTEM.INI, are required by MS-Windows. In addition, many applications have their own.INI files. In Windows 95 and Windows NT,.INI files have been replaced by the Registry, though many applications still include.INI files for backward compatibility.