Fun With F
A disk formatting system that uses 32-bit values, enabling partition sizes up to 2TB. FAT32 is used in Windows 95, 98, and NT5, as well as for basic formatting of small capacity disks and storage devices.
A disk partitioning program used by several different operating systems to create the master boot record and set partitions for the operating system. Most commonly used as: FDISK /MBR, which resets the master boot record.
IEEE standard number 1394. A serial I/O interface boasting transfer rates up to 400MB/sec, 800MB/sec, or 3.2 GB/sec.
Software burned into read-only memory. A mix between hardware and software.
A removable disk using a flexible magnetic media in a plastic case. 3.5'' floppy disks are sometimes seen in modern computing, but are quickly being replaced as their predecessors were.
As displayed in a graphical user interface, simulates a file folder that contains other objects, similar to how one would use a file in a file cabinet.
The physical dimensions of a given device. If two devices are said to have the same form factor then they are physically interchangeable. Often used when referring to the form factor of a PC case, motherboard, or power supply, for the purposes of determining compatibility.
The organizing and allocation of sectors on a disk adhering to the chosen format standard. Formatting must take place before any data can be written to the disk.
FTP - File Transfer Protocol
A method of transferring files over the Internet. May or may not require the client to have an account on the server. Operates on port 21.