seek time

(computer science) the time it takes for a read/write head to move to a specific data track
Topics: ↑computer science, ↑computing
Hypernyms: ↑time interval, ↑interval
Hyponyms: ↑track-to-track seek time
Part Holonyms: ↑access time

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: the length of time it takes for a disk drive to locate a given piece of information on a disk

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n. Computing the time taken for a disk drive to locate the area on the disk where the data to be read is stored

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ˈseek time 7 [seek time] noun uncountable, countable (computing)
the amount of time that a computer takes to find data

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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