data transfer rate (DTR)

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Speed at which data can be moved between two devices, such as from a disk drive to a computer's main memory. Modern DVD drives can transfer data at rate of 1.2 gigabytes per second (GB/sec). Between modems, DTR is measured in bits per second (bps), and between a computer and a printer in characters per second (cps). Also called access rate. See also data access time.

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