optical storage devicesmedical dictionary

A computer disk read by a laser beam, containing data prerecorded by a vendor. The buyer cannot enter or modify data in any way but the advantages lie in the speed of accessibility, relative immunity to damage, and relatively low cost of purchase.

(12 Dec 1998)

Optical Storage Technology Associationcomputing dictionary


(OSTA) An industry consortium concerned with optical storage. OSTA wrote and maintains the UDF file system used on DVD video discs.

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Acronym: OSTA

(01 Aug 2003)