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Zebibyte, a zebibyte is a unit of data storage that equals 2 to the 70th power, or 1,180,591,620,717,411,303,424 bytes exactly. A zebibyte is 1,024 exbibytes and precedes the yobibyte unit of measurement. See Byte in this Glossary.
ZIF, Zero Insertion Force and means exactly that. It is a component of hardware that does not need to be hammered in to place, but fit with ease having clips to hold it in. This saves the computer motherboard from being endangered while it is built. Examples are CPU sockets as well as processors that use ZIF sockets designed for easy in and out application. See CPU in this Glossary.
ZIP: File a zip file (.zip) is a zipped or compressed file. This file type requires an unzipping file program to allow the zipped data to be intelligibly understood. The reason for zipping a file is that zipping it involves compressing one or more items into a smaller archive. The purpose is that zipped files take up less hard drive and internet space plus less time to transfer being compressed as well as coded.
Zone files are text files containing a list of DNS records that describe the DNS zone. This zone file is a mapping system between domain names and IP addresses. These mappings define the IP address of a domain name and a reverse lookup of an IP address to other domains. Zone files also contain the contents of a DNS cache and mail server information. See DNS in this Glossary.