rotational delay


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rotational delay

[rō′tā·shən·əl di′lā]
(computer science)
The time required for a disk or other random-access storage device to reach a position where the read/write head can be positioned over the desired data.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

rotational delay

The amount of time it takes for the disk to rotate until the required location on the disk reaches the read/write head.
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