buffer storage

Definitions of buffer storage
  1. noun
    (computer science) a part of RAM used for temporary storage of data that is waiting to be sent to a device; used to compensate for differences in the rate of flow of data between components of a computer system
    synonyms: buffer, buffer store
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    cache, memory cache
    (computer science) RAM memory that is set aside as a specialized buffer storage that is continually updated; used to optimize data transfers between system elements with different characteristics
    frame buffer
    (computer science) a buffer that stores the contents of an image pixel by pixel
    keyboard buffer
    a buffer that keeps track of key strokes until the computer is ready to respond to them
    print buffer
    a buffer that stores data until the printer is ready
    disk cache
    a cache that stores copies of frequently used disk sectors in random access memory (RAM) so they can be read without accessing the slower disk
    type of:
    memory device, storage device
    a device that preserves information for retrieval
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