Data Recovery Glossary

Megabyte to Motherboard

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List of pages

A - Access Rights to ASCII

B - Backup to BTRFS

C - CANON_DC to Cross-linked Files

D - DAS to Dynamic Disk

E - ECC to External Hard Drive

F - Failed Disk to fsck

G - Gigabyte to GUID

H - Hard Drive to Hybrid Disk

I - IDE to Internal Drive

J - JBOD to Jumper

L - LBA to LVM

M - Megabyte to Motherboard

N - NAS to Nuke & Pave

O - Operator Error to Overwritten Data

P - Parallel ATA to PSU

Q - QNAP to Quota

R - RAID to Resident File

S - SAS to Synology Hybrid RAID

T - Tailpacking to TrueCrypt

U - UDMA to USB Thumbdrive

W - WD to Write-Through Cache




MB (megabyte) - 1,024 KB (kilobytes), same as 1,048,576 bytes.


MBR (Master Boot Record) - a sector which contains a partition table and a small program to start up the operating system. The MBR is always located in a sector 0 of the drive and occupies exactly one sector.


MD RAID (Multiple Disk RAID) - the set of software to work with a software RAID arrays in Linux.

Memory card

Memory card - a device to store data. Unlike hard disks, data is stored using a flash memory chip. It often is used in digital cameras and mobile phones. Unlike USB thumbdrives, memory cards do not fit into the standard USB port.


MFT (Master File Table) - the main structure of NTFS filesystem. MFT contains information about all the files on an NTFS volume. For small files, the file data is also stored in MFT.


Mirroring - a process of writing two copies of the same data on the two array member disks. Used in RAID1 and RAID10.


MMC (MultiMedia Card) - a variety of flash memory card which is used to store data on digital devices such as cameras and mobile phones.


Motherboard - one of the main computer components, on which various other components (CPU, memory, and add-on cards) are mounted.

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