seek time

NOUN
  1. (computer science) the time it takes for a read/write head to move to a specific data track
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How To Use seek time In A Sentence

  • access time is the sum of seek time and rotational latency and command processing overhead
  • Seek time is measured in milliseconds and the fastest drives can access data in around 5ms.
  • Superficially, the WD S25 appears similarly to the VelociRaptor, but it has much faster read and write seek times at 3.6 ms and 4.2 ms respectively.
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  • It has an unformatted capacity of 80GB, average seek time of 9ms, a 7200 rpm spindle speed and a buffer size of 2MB.
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