maximum seek time

maximum seek time

(storage)
(Or full stroke seek time) The time it takes to seek over all tracks, i.e., from the innermost to the outermost or vice versa. The maximum seek time gives a worst-case measure of the speed of the drive which is useful in some real-time applications where it is important that data flows continuously (such as video editing or CD recording).
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Performance Time (ms) Average service time 0.67ms Maximum service time 1.92ms Average seek time 0.53ms Maximum seek time 0.73ms Average X seek time 0.52ms Maximum X seek time 0.73ms Average Y seek time 0.35ms Maximum Y seek time 0.73ms Settling time 0.22ms Average per-request turnaround time 0.06ms Maximum per-request turnaround time 0.50ms The springs supporting the media sled also impart a position-dependent force on the sled that influences the seek time.
In 1993, MPC-2 emerged, with a CD-ROM requirement of a maximum seek time of 400 ms and a sustained DTR of 300K/sec.

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