seek time

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

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14-millisecond average seek time and a 2MB data buffer.
The largest overhead in parity-based RAID systems for performance comes down to drive seek time or the ability to access data from different locations of the platter.
Weighing less than two ounces, CMS' Fire & Forget has a data transfer rate of up to 20MB per second, with an average seek time of 15ms.
They make the distinction between disk seek time at half that of IBM disks and disk access time--the two are not the same.
0ms average seek time, a 2MB cache buffer incorporating a high-speed 100MHz SDRAM memory for high sustained transfer rate, Maxtor's proprietary DualWave processor, and UltraDMA 66 for up to 66MB per second transfer rates.
6GB media, and have a maximum 20MB/sec data transfer rate and 25ms average seek time.