access time


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access time

the amount of time required for a computer to retrieve data from its disk drive.
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We see that yet again as we go through multiple runs the read speeds and access times improve.
A disk's access time of even 5ms is an eternity compared to the access time of a solid-state disk, which is measured in microseconds (1 ms is 1000[micro]s).
NEC's new InterSect CDR-37 portable CD-ROM has an access time of 450 milliseconds and data transfer rate of 150KB/second, weighs 2.
Broad ranges continue to exist within all four parameters and some obvious access time and cost gaps remain within the hierarchy.
MIC can cut total data access time by up to 50 percent compared to conventional methods.
announced the first Solid-State Disk for the mainframe virtual storage market with a 45MB capacity and an average access time of .