As data is acquired, it is transferred directly to a disk-streaming card through the computer's bus or a standard external interface. This direct data transfer allows dataflow to bypass the operating system, thereby eliminating any delays caused by task management or software latency.
Data rates are limited only by the interface bandwidth. If higher aggregate data rates are required, input channels may be distributed across multiple cards with the user interface provided by a single CPU. Furthermore, FIFO buffers in the A/D cards allow triggered, non-continuous collections at burst rates that exceed the continuous throughput of the bus..
Because ADDR uses standard SATA hard drives, it benefits from advances in hard drive technology, leading to increased storage capacity at minimal additional cost.