Data Recovery Glossary

QNAP to Quota

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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




QNAP (Quality Network Appliance Provider) - the company which produces NAS devices and NVRs.


QTS is an operating system based on the Linux kernel which is developed by the QNAP Inc. for their NAS devices.

QuTS hero

QuTS hero is an operating system based on the ZFS which is developed by the QNAP Inc. for their mid level NASes and enterprise storage devices.


Quantum - the hard drive manufacturer famous by its Quantum BigFoot 5.25" hard disks. In 2001 the company sold its hard drive department to Maxtor.

Quick format

Quick format - a type of the format process when data is not deleted, but only pointers to data are erased (after such format data can be recovered). See also complete format.

Quick scan

Quick scan - an approach in data recovery where only the areas most likely to contain useful data are scanned by the recovery software.


Quota - a disk space usage limitation set by a system administrator.

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