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seek time
Last modified: Thursday, August 30, 2001 

Refers to the time a program or device takes to locate a particular piece of data. For disk drives, the terms seek time and access time are often used interchangeably. Technically speaking, however, the access time is often longer the seek time because it includes a brief latency period.

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