data transfer rate

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The rate at which data can be moved between devices. The average rate is usually determined by the capability of the read or write device but the instantaneous rate is determined by the capability of the interface or transmission path. Buffer memories are used to achieve the change in rate. Disk storage systems can have transfer rates in excess of 100 megabytes per second. Fast serial interfaces operate at up to 800 Mbps.

Subjects: Computing.

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