Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Interleave may refer to any of the following:

interleave definition 1. When referring to a computer hard drive, interleave or interleaving is a method of making data accessed more efficiently by organizing the sectors on the hard drive.

Interleaving techniques

One-to-one = Sectors are placed on a track
Two-to-one = Sectors are spread out by other sectors.

2. When referring to computer memory, interleaved memory is system memory divided into two or more sections. Interleave allows for memory to be accessed faster because each section of memory is capable of being utilized at once.

3. See the AVI definition for further information about Audio Video Interleave.

Hard drive terms, Memory terms