access time


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access time

n.
The time required for a computer program or device to locate and retrieve, or to write and store, a piece of data.

access time

n
(Computer Science) computing the time required to retrieve a piece of stored information
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Noun1.access time - (computer science) the interval between the time data is requested by the system and the time the data is provided by the driveaccess time - (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"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
seek time - (computer science) the time it takes for a read/write head to move to a specific data track
interval, time interval - a definite length of time marked off by two instants
latency, rotational latency - (computer science) the time it takes for a specific block of data on a data track to rotate around to the read/write head
command overhead, command processing overhead, command processing overhead time, overhead - (computer science) the processing time required by a device prior to the execution of a command
Translations

access time

n (Comput) → tempo di accesso
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If, however, there is a sharp increase in accesses to a particular stored data item, the load on the server storing it will increase, which may greatly cause an upturn in user access times.
Even the earliest of these historic subsystems were capable of access times of less than 10 seconds and capacities of more than 100GB.
Access time is critical in an application like an encyclopedia, dictionary or database where the drive spends most of its time searching data.
As much as 40% improvement in random access time is achieved from the industrial and automotive product lines.
MRAM has access times as fast or faster than SRAM and as dense as DRAM without any of the power or heat issues.
Today we can buy a server with one or more 3GHz CPUs, and a number of disk drives that still get about a 5ms access time.
16um design rule, the new NOR devices are capable of fast random access and page access times of 60ns and 20ns respectively.