file allocation table

   Abbreviated FAT, pronounced "[fat]." A table, maintained by the operating systems, that lists all the blocks of disk space available on a disk.
   The FAT includes the location of each block, as well as whether it is in use, available for use, or damaged in some way and therefore unavailable. Because files are not necessarily stored in consecutive blocks on a disk, the FAT also keeps track of which pieces belong to which file.
   See also FAT16; FAT32; file fragmentation.

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  • File Allocation Table — FAT (от англ. File Allocation Table «таблица размещения файлов») архитектура файловой системы, сейчас широко используемая в картах памяти фотоаппаратов и других устройств. Разработана Биллом Гейтсом и Марком МакДональдом в 1977 году[1].… …   Википедия

  • file allocation table — (FAT) area of a disk on which the location of each file is recorded …   English contemporary dictionary

  • File Allocation Table —   [Abk. FAT], Dateizuordnungstabelle …   Universal-Lexikon

  • File Allocation Table — For other uses, see Fat (disambiguation). FAT Developer Microsoft Full Name File Allocation Table FAT12 (12‑bit version) FAT16/FAT16B (16‑bit versions) FAT32 (32‑bit version with 28 bits used) Introduced …   Wikipedia

  • File Allocation Table — Das File Allocation Table (vom Englischen etwa für „Dateizuordnungstabelle“; Abkürzung FAT, englische Aussprache [fæt]) ist ein von Microsoft entwickeltes Dateisystem. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Hintergrund 2 Aufbau 2.1 Bootsektor …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • File Allocation Table — Pour les articles homonymes, voir FAT. FAT, acronyme anglais de file allocation table (table d allocation de fichiers), est un système de fichiers conçu par Bill Gates et Marc McDonald pour le Microsoft Disk BASIC, puis réutilisé dans QDOS dont c …   Wikipédia en Français

  • file allocation table — noun the part of a floppy disk or hard disk where information is stored about the location of each piece of information on the disk (and about the location of unusable areas of the disk) • Hypernyms: ↑table, ↑tabular array * * * file allocation… …   Useful english dictionary

  • file allocation table — FAT failų išdėstymo sistema statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis ↑Failų išdėstymo sistema, visą informaciją apie diske esančius failus laikanti fiksuoto dydžio lentelėje. Yra trys sistemos variantai: FAT12, FAT16, FAT32. Skaičius rodo, kiek… …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

  • file allocation table — noun A table used internally by the operating system to keep track of the structure of a disk and where files are stored on it. Syn: FAT …   Wiktionary

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