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Meaning of ACCESS TIME

Pronunciation:  'akses tIm

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (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"
 
 See Also: command overhead, command processing overhead, command processing overhead time, interval, latency, overhead, rotational latency, seek time, time interval

 

 

Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

The average time interval between a storage peripheral (usually a disk drive or semiconductor memory) receiving a request to read or write a certain location and returning the value read or completing the write.

 

 

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