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conj. either; in the alternative. It is often vital to distinguish between "or" and "and." Example: Title to the Cadillac written "Mary or Bill Davidson" means either one could transfer the car, but if written "Mary and Bill Davidson," both must sign to change title.


n. short for "own recognizance," meaning the judge allowed a person accused in a criminal case to go free pending trial without posting bail. A person so released is often referred to as having been "OR-ed." (See: own recognizance)

OR. This syllable in the termination of words has an active signification, and usually denotes the doer of an act; as, the grantor, he who makes a grant; the vendor, he who makes a sale; the feoffor, he who makes a feoffment. Litt. s. 57; 1 Bl. Com. 140, n.

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IOSmart * Allows for the flexible configuration of logical drives, logical volumes and logical partitions * Ensures instant RAID availability via background logical drive initialization * Fibre loops load balancing is provided within the subsystem * Embedded intelligent algorithms, such as Adaptive Write Policy and Guaranteed Latency I/O, improve sequential write performance for the fast and continuous flow of data DrvSmart * Media Scan function retrieves data from degraded or damaged hard drives and handles low quality drives in both the degraded mode and during the rebuild process * Other features include disk cloning, drive roaming, SMART, transparent resetting of non-responsive hard drives, and RAID parity update tracking and recovery.
The data path demands of a storage system are additionally taxed by the demands of RAID parity generation for RAID-5 and RAID-6, and by computing data integrity checksums.
2 Gigabytes/second of internal bandwidth, supported by a parallel and fully redundant host and disk side architecture, with complete separation of command and data paths, and on the fly read and write RAID parity calculation.