Meaning of seek time in English:

seek time



  • The time taken for a disk drive to locate the area on the disk where the data to be read is stored.

    ‘Further, optimizing the drives being backed up can help reduce the seek times required to locate the data that will be backed up.’
    • ‘The slow seek time, throughput performance, media characteristics and sequential access nature of tapes and tape drives causes complexity, unreliability and limitations within existing backup systems.’
    • ‘Maybe it would be best to interweave sectors from each of the two disks, but remember that the slowest operation on a disk drive is the track seek time.’
    • ‘This, in turn, minimizes disk seek time and maximizes hard disk throughput.’
    • ‘This reduces seek times and speeds up cache throughput.’