Cache

Definition(s)

  • A form of high-speed memory used to temporarily store frequently accessed information; once the information is stored, it can be retrieved quickly from memory rather than from the hard drive.  1  2  3
  • A dedicated, high speed portion of computer memory which can be used for the temporary storage of frequently used data to make the application run faster (prevents having to constantly access the data from disk/tape storage).  4
  • A type a computer memory that temporarily stores frequently used information for quick access.  5

Notes

  1. Fios, E-Discovery Glossaryhttp://discoveryresources.org/01_electronic_discovery_glossary.html 
  2. RSI, Glossary.
  3. Legal Electronic Document Institute, Basic Principles of Automated Litigation Support (2005).
  4. Formerly American Document Management, Glossary of Terms, now 5i Solutions Glossary.
  5. Kroll Ontrack, Glossary of Termshttp://www.krollontrack.com/glossaryterms