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seek time

n.
The amount of time that a disk drive's head takes to move to a specific location on a disk.
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Noun1.seek time - (computer science) the time it takes for a read/write head to move to a specific data track
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
access time - (computer science) the interval between the time data is requested by the system and the time the data is provided by the drive; "access time is the sum of seek time and rotational latency and command processing overhead"
track-to-track seek time - (computer science) the time it takes for a read/write head to move to an adjacent data track
interval, time interval - a definite length of time marked off by two instants
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ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday rejected the plea of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for stopping the trial in the murder case of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr Imran Farooq and directed the investigation agency to approach the anti-terrorism court (ATC) if it wanted to seek time to obtain evidence from the United Kingdom where Mr Farooq was murdered in 2010.
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Huang presented a new approach called MS-EDF (Minimizing Seek time Earliest Deadline First) that effectively reduces the huge state space to a feasible extent through the branch-and-bound strategy [2].
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The Council of General Synod heard that" the task force on the role of the primacy wants to seek time in all four provincial synods where it can invite delegates to contribute their thoughts on what the role of a primate should be.
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and a 60-tool magazine with a short seek time, diminishing out-of-cut time.
In addition to its rotational speed of 7,200 rpm, the drive features an average seek time of 8.9 ms and a burst transfer rate of 35 MBps.
This process boosts the performance of the array's or server's quad-speed CD-ROM drives, which provides an average seek time of 150 milliseconds, to 30x speed with an average seek time of 10 milliseconds.