28 Electronic Definition or Meaning for access time

Definition for access time


What is access time in electronics?
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access time
is the time interval between the instant at which data is called from store and the
instant at which the data can be used.

Another definition of access time:
The time it takes for a device to access data. The access time quoted in milliseconds (ms) for hard disks and nanoseconds (ns) for memory is usually an average as it can vary greatly. Together with the transfer rate it is used to gauge the perfommance of hard disks and other devices. The Iower the number the better the performance.

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