Sequential Access


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Sequential Access

In computer systems, the state in which it takes varying amounts of time to access different points in a sequence. This contrasts with random access, in which any point of a sequence can be accessed in an equal amount of time.
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The high costs for the unpartitioned is mainly due to sequential access costs (772 ms for proposed design vs.
Sequential access prevents RV from being a limiting factor in performance.
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With the performance enhancements, Adaptec maintains its leadership position in random access performance and is able to reach new levels in sequential access performance.
Some are read intensive and others are write intensive, some favor sequential access and some others are always accessed randomly.
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Typical application profiles include read/write intensity, I/O (transaction) or throughput intensity, and random or sequential access patterns.
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These three parameters, initial access time, sequential access only, and a perceived higher management cost represent the next frontier for the Nearline and mass storage providers to address.
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