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transfer rate

[′tranz·fər ‚rāt]
(computer science)
The speed at which data are moved from a direct-access device to a central processing unit.

transfer rate

The transmission speed of a communications or computer channel. Transfer rates are measured in bits or bytes per second. Transfer rate and "data rate" are often used synonymously; however, technically, the transfer rate is often more than the data rate, because control signals may be sent along with data, which decreases the rate of actual data being sent. See data rate.
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But performance is more than access speed and data transfer rates.
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The development of low-cost, stable, high-density, fast transfer rate digital storage recording technology is of great significance to future consumer, commercial and military/government applications, and we are grateful for the ongoing support we receive from the ATP," said Nelson Diaz, CEO of InPhase.
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