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08:53 Sep 19, 2000
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French term or phrase: capacite installe de stockage
- Ainsi, GBB prévoit une croissance de plus de 80% par an de la capacité installée de stockage au niveau mondial, sur la période 1999 - 2003.

Could - capacite installe de stockage au niveau mondial - be something as simple as -worldwide in-built data storage capacity-

More context: Prior to this the text is talking about growth in bandwidth giving rise to growth in rich media content (interactive advertising, MP3, etc.), leading to the need for greater data storage capacity
Brian KEEGAN
Local time: 10:47
English translation:"installed capacity" is a standard term, and...
Explanation:
"installed storage capacity" would be the specific phrase here.

Cheers, HC

(PS -- Hmm... "content" actually does work. Nifty!)
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"installed capacity" is a standard term, and...


Explanation:
"installed storage capacity" would be the specific phrase here.

Cheers, HC

(PS -- Hmm... "content" actually does work. Nifty!)

Heathcliff
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Worldwide installed storage capacity


Explanation:
Here is an example of the use of "installed capacity". It is used in the context of hydro power, but it is the same idea and should be the same translation.

"une première sélection des principales caractéristiques du projet (capacité installée, type 'aménagement, etc.) http://cedrl.mets.nrcan.gc.ca/f/412/retscreen/retscreen_proj...

compare with its translation:

"preliminary selection of the main project characteristics (installed capacity, type of development, etc.)"
http://cedrl.mets.nrcan.gc.ca/e/412/retscreen/retscreen_smal...

Here is an interesting definition of "installed capacity", again talking about power production:

"Dependable capacity is the system's ability to carry the electric power for a specified time interval or period. Dependable capacity is determined by such factors as capability, plant efficiency, operating power factor and portion of the load the station is to supply. Dependable capacity is different from installed capacity, which is the total manufacturer-rated capacities of equipment such as turbines, generators, condensers, transformers and other system components. Units placed in reserve are not counted as dependable capacity. Dependable capacity can include out-of-state units owned by California utility companies as well as imported electricity."

I think one can transpose this concept when talking about installed storage capacity for computer systems as meaning the total capacity available worldwide.

By the way, the word "installée" should have the "ée" ending, since "capacité" is feminine.

Louise Atfield
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