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RAID Redundant Array of Independent Disks - A category of disc drives that employ two or more platters for fault tolerance and performance.
Receptacle Female connector. Also referred to as a socket of fixed connector.
Retainer In an IDT connector, the middle piece of a three-piece connector housing that holds or retains the IDT contacts in place before, during, and after cable termination.
RFI Abbreviation for Radio Frequency Interference
ribbon cable Round conductor flat cable. A form of flexible flat cable consisting of parallel round conductors designed for mass termination.
right-angle connector A connector with its pins bent at right angles so it can be soldered to the board horizontally.
RJ-11 Registered Jack 11 - A four or six wire connector used primarily to connect telephone equipment in the United States.
RJ-45 Registered Jack 45 - An eight wire connector used to connect computers, printers and other devices into a network.