Definition of access time in English:

access time

Syllabification: ac·cess time

noun

Computing
  • The time taken to retrieve data from storage.
    More example sentences
    • Even though the UltraStar 9ZX from IBM is two years old, its access time is still pretty quick.
    • Today we can buy a server with one or more 3GHz CPUs, and a number of disk drives that still get about a 5ms access time.
    • This drive housed fifty 24-inch disks, had an access time of 600 milliseconds, and a capacity of 5.0 megabytes.

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