Glossary

The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout the Symantec Security Response website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

disk

Magnetic or optical disk storage media.

A physical data storage device attached to a computer.

A collection of read/write data blocks that are indexed and can be accessed fairly quickly. Each disk has a universally unique identifier.

A physical data storage device attached to a computer.

See also Basic Disk, Dynamic Disk.