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what is the time it take to move the read/write head of a disk drive to the desired track?
ASKED: February 8, 2008  8:31 PM
UPDATED: February 15, 2008  4:28 PM

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That would be the seek time. With modern hard drives it’s measured in ms (milliseconds). Around 10-15 ms is typical for fast high end drives.

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  • Wrobinson
    That is correc.t You can look this up according to the manufacturer's technical specifications for your hard drive.
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  • Buddyfarr
    actually if you are using high end server hard drives the average seek time should be around 4-5 ms not 10-15. that seems high. for example the Compaq U320 146GB SCSI drive has an average seek time of 4.9ms.
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