head gap

head gap

[′hed ‚gap]
(computer science)
The space between the read/write head and the recording medium, such as a disk in a computer.
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If Cardiff can get to three millionplus over the next five-10 years that would be 2,000 additional jobs and a step in the right direction to closing the Wales' ' GVA per head gap with the UK average.
Cost savings are already helping to fill the minimum pounds 200 a head gap lost in subsidies under the new Single Farm Payment.
The NAHT Cymru revealed a pounds 900 per head gap per pupil between the best funded schools in Ceredigion and the worst in the Vale of Glamorgan.
This week's figures showing that the spending per head gap between Scotland and the North-East is even wider than was supposed has proved that.
The 3870 incorporates features from GENICOM's other 3800/3900 Series printers such as dual paper paths for flexible paper handling and automatic head gap, which automatically senses the thickness of the paper.
But this week's figures show that the spending per head gap has in fact increased over the past four years, having stood at pounds 512 in 1998/99 and pounds 376 in 1999/2000.
Few drive guides and rollers reduce stress on the tape itself and the head-to-tape interface (HTI) frees the head gap of debris, resulting in increased data reliability.
A version with semi- automatic head gap, the GENICOM 3840EM, is available for $2,595, as well as a single path version, the GENICOM 3810S, for only $2,325.
Other features of the 3840EP include an auto head gap which senses paper thickness to ensure optimum print quality, zero-inch tear-off, and automatic paper park and top of form.
These include closely spaced read/write elements to support a 10-micron track width, very fine head gaps together with hot media to support high lineal density, and matching channel improvements.