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Transaction performance

Transaction performance relates among other things from I/O performance. This means hard disk performance.

Hard disk performance

When you select a hard disk, an important feature to consider is the performance (speed) of the drive. Hard disks come in a wide range of performance capabilities. As is true of many things, one of the best indicators of a drive’s relative performance is its price. An old saying from the automobile-racing industry is appropriate here: "Speed costs money. How fast do you want to go?"

The performance of a hard disk depends on several delays associated with reading or writing data on a computer's disk drive.

A measurement, called average access time (AAT), involves the elements, average seek time (AST), average rotational latency (ARL) and transfer time (TT).

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