Seek Time

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

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Portable Hard Drives - Performance Characteristics - Seek Time
... Average seek time ranges from 3 ms for high-end server drives, to 15 ms for mobile drives, with the most common mobile drives at about 12 ms and the most common desktop type typically being ... The first HDD had an average seek time of about 600 ms by the middle 1970s HDDs were available with seek times of about 25 ms ... Some early PC drives used a stepper motor to move the heads, and as a result had seek times as slow as 80–120 ms, but this was quickly improved by voice coil type actuation ...

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