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The amount of time that a disk drive's head takes to move to a specific location on a disk.
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|Noun||1.||seek time - (computer science) the time it takes for a read/write head to move to a specific data track|
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
access 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"
track-to-track seek time - (computer science) the time it takes for a read/write head to move to an adjacent data track