disk access

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disk access

Reading and writing a magnetic disk or optical disc. The most time-consuming part of the operation is moving the read/write head. The access time is the average of the time it takes to position the head over the requested track. See defragment and access time.
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It is not cost effective to upgrade older PCs (clock speed and disk access times would still be slow), so a sizeable investment in newer AT or 386 technology, plus the CD product itself must be made whether the application is standalone or networked.