In the case of disk storage, the access time is the average time taken for a disk drive to provide the first byte of data, measured from the time the host issues a read command. To a good approximation, the average access time is the sum of the average seek time, the command overhead, and the average latency. See also memory hierarchy.
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ac·cess time • n. Comput. the time taken to retrieve data from storage.
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