Access Time

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Access Time

In telecommunications, the delay between the time a request is made on a system and the time the system grants the request. As technology advances, access time is generally reduced.
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3GB internal drives provide 19ms seek time, data transfer rates up to 8MB/sec and an 8MB buffer, making it ideal for intensive audio, video and graphic applications.
The Ultrastar 15K147 is Hitachi's highest-performer, delivering average seek times as fast as 3.
The new drive supports fast transfer rates and seek times, allowing users to access more data in less time.
5-inch form factor, with 13 msec average seek times.