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Access time Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
hEnglish - advanced version
n : (computer science) the interval between the time data is requested by the system and the time the data is provided by the drive; "access time is the sum of seek time and rotational latency and command processing overhead"
1. (computer science) the interval between the time data is requested by the system and the time the data is provided by the drive; "access time is the sum of seek time and rotational latency and command processing overhead"
(hypernym) time interval, interval
(part-meronym) seek time
(classification) computer science, computing
Access time Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
1. In a telecommunication system, the elapsed time between the start of an access attempt and successful access. Note: Access time values are measured only on access attempts that result in successful access. 2. In a computer, the time interval between the instant at which an instruction control unit initiates a call for data and the instant at which delivery of the data is completed. (188 ) 3. The time interval between the instant at which storage of data is requested and the instant at which storage is started. (188 ) 4. In magnetic disk devices, the time for the access arm to reach the desired track and the delay for the rotation of the disk to bring the required sector under the read-write mechanism.
The amount of time it takes the computer to find and read data from a disk or from memory. The average access time for a hard disk is based on the time it takes the head to seek and find the specified track, the time for the head to lock onto it and the time for the head to spin around until the desired sector is beneath the head.
Access time Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Glossary of Internet & PC Terminology
The CD Recordable Glossary
The time it takes to retrieve a piece of information. With hard disks or compact discs, maximum access time is measured as the time it takes to move from one end of the disk to the other, find a piece of information, and transfer that information to RAM.
Access time Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Access time is the time delay or latency between a request to an electronic system, and the access being completed or the requested data returned.
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