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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However, as the runs progress we get to see scores for Total Access Time slowly moving up towards that of the SSD.
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.
KEY SPECS: The devices offer 32-bit I/O configuration with 55-ns access time (TAA) and a wide voltage range of 1.
Even the earliest of these historic subsystems were capable of access times of less than 10 seconds and capacities of more than 100GB.
The system performs better with an increased number of users, according to the company, because average access times of hard drives are so much better than CD-ROMs.
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.
There may be some further improvements in decreasing access time but the current champion, the Plextor 4Plex with a 135-msec average access time, will be hard to beat soon.