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  1. access time(noun)

    (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"

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  1. access time(Noun)

    The time interval between the issuing of a request to read data from or write data to a storage device and the completion of this action.

  2. access time(Noun)

    An item of metadata indicating when a file was last accessed.

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  1. Access time

    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. ⁕In a telecommunications system, access time is the delay between the start of an access attempt and successful access. Access time values are measured only on access attempts that result in successful access. ⁕In a computer, it is the time interval between the instant at which an instruction control unit initiates a call for data or a request to store data, and the instant at which delivery of the data is completed or the storage is started.


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