F. Toshiba Z10t, PT132U00500S, PT132U00600S, Z10t-A1111, Z10t-A1110, PT132U-00500S, Z15t-A1210, PT131U00202D


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Glossary 143 eSATA —An external device that supports hot swapping and fast data transfer. Very useful in storing and transferring large files.

executable file —A computer program that is ready to run.

Application programs and batch files are examples of executable files. Names of executable files usually end with a .bat or .exe extension.

expansion device —A device that connects to a computer to expand its capabilities. Other names for an expansion device are port expander, port replicator, docking station, or network adapter.

extension —See

file extension

.

external device —See

device

.

file —A collection of related information, saved on disk with a unique name. A file may be a program, information used by a program, or a document. See also

document

.

File Allocation Table (FAT) —The section of a storage drive that keeps track of the location of stored files.

file name —A set of characters that uniquely identifies a file within a particular folder. It consists of two parts: the actual name and the file name extension. See also

file extension

.

file extension —The three characters following the period

(pronounced “dot”) at the end of a file name. The extension indicates the type of file. Examples are .exe for program files and .hlp for help files. See also

file name

.

folder —Also called directory. A container for organizing files saved to a disk. A folder is symbolized on screen by a graphical image (icon) of a file folder. A folder can contain files and other folders.

format —(verb) To prepare a blank disk for use with the computer’s operating system. Formatting creates a structure on the disk so the operating system can write information to the disk or read information from it.

frontside bus —The primary pathway (bus) between the CPU and the computer’s main memory. Also called “system bus.”

See also

bus

.

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