Definition of Seek time

1. Noun. (computer science) the time it takes for a read/write head to move to a specific data track.

Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Group relationships: Access Time
Specialized synonyms: Track-to-track Seek Time
Generic synonyms: Interval, Time Interval



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Seek Time

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seek time (current term)
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Literary usage of Seek time

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1. Defend Your Data!: Guide to Data Recovery by David J. Stang (1991)
"We have several common measures of a drive speed. ü seek time is a measure of how long it takes the heads to move in or out to the desired track. ..."

2. Handbook on Hedonic Indexes and Quality Adjustments in Price Indexes by Jack E. Triplett (2006)
"seek time. The time it takes a drive to read and write retrieved data, ... Larger drives typically have a faster seek time. Latency. ..."

3. The Backup Book: Disaster Recovery from Desktop to Data Center by Dorian J. Cougias, E. L. Heiberger, Karsten Koop (2003)
"For instance, the 40 GB, Ultra 320 SCSI Seagate Technology Cheetah 10K.6 has a 320 MB/sec. transfer rates, 4.7 msec, average seek time and 8 MB buffer. ..."

4. Preparing for Graduate School Examinations in Computer Science by Christopher Scaffidi (2005)
"Assuming that seek time is proportional to seek distance (measured as number of cylinders traversed), which of these algorithms will result in the highest ..."

5. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1852)
"Or, at all events, some person about to seek time genial air of Italy during the winter may bear this “ Query” in mind, and forward to your valuable paper a ..."

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