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I.T. chapter 10

I.T. chapter 10

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Measuring DrivePerformance
 lesson 10 
 
This lesson includes the following sections:
 
Average Access Time
File Compression
Data-Transfer Rate
 
Drive-Interface Standards
 
Average Access Time
 
In storage devices, average access time (or seektime) is the time required for a read/write head tomove to a spot on the storage medium.
For storage devices, access time is measured inmilliseconds (ms), or thousandths of a second. Inmemory, access time is measured in nanoseconds(ns), or one-billionths of a second.
Diskette drives offer an average access time of 100ms. Hard drives are faster, usually between 6
 – 
12ms.

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