Access time



the elapsed time from the instant that information is called from a storage unit to the instant it is received.
the elapsed time from the instant that information is ready for storage to the instant it is stored.
Historical Examples

The amount of access time guaranteed by the computing center may not be sufficient.
On-Line Data-Acquisition Systems in Nuclear Physics, 1969 H. W. Fulbright et al.

noun
(computing) the time required to retrieve a piece of stored information

hardware, storage
The average time interval between a storage peripheral (usually a disk drive or semiconductor memory) receiving a request to read or write a certain location and returning the value read or completing the write.
(1997-06-14)

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