Access-time meaning

The time required for a computer program or device to locate and retrieve, or to write and store, a piece of data.
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The length of time required by a computer to retrieve or store data.
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(1) Memory access time is how long it takes for a character in RAM to be transferred to or from the CPU. Fast RAM chips have an access time of 10 nanoseconds (ns) or less. See SDRAM.
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(computing) The time interval between the issuing of a request to read data from or write data to a storage device and the completion of this action.
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(computing) An item of metadata indicating when a file was last accessed.
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