tape drive

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tape drive

Computing a device for reading from or writing to magnetic tape
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tape drive

[′tāp ‚drīv]
(computer science)
A tape reading or writing device consisting of a tape transport, electronics, and controls; it usually refers to magnetic tape exclusively.
(engineering acoustics)
(mechanical engineering)
A device that transmits power from an actuator to a remote mechanism by flexible tapes and pulleys.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

tape drive

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tape drive

A physical unit that holds, reads and writes the magnetic tape. See magnetic tape.
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