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  1. rotational latency, latencynoun

    (computer science) the time it takes for a specific block of data on a data track to rotate around to the read/write head


  1. rotational latency

    Higher performance in hard disk drives comes from devices which have better performance characteristics. These performance characteristics can be grouped into two categories: access time and data transfer time (or rate).


  1. rotational latency

    Rotational latency, also known as rotational delay, is the delay or waiting time experienced in data storage systems with rotating disks, such as hard disk drives (HDD) or optical disks. It is the time period between when a read or write command is sent to the device and when the data is available or written due to the rotation of the disk. This delay occurs because the drive must physically rotate, aligning the correct sector under the drive's read/write head before the data can be read or written.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rotational latency in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rotational latency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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