tape unit

tape unit

[′tāp ‚yü·nət]
(computer science)
A tape reading or writing device consisting of a tape transport, electronics, controls, and possibly a cabinet; the cabinet may contain one or more magnetic tape stations.
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A 7-track magnetic tape unit is available to provided complete industry compatibility and to facilitate changeover from older ranges.
The storage industry, as we know it today, actually began in 1952 with the introduction of the first successful tape drive--the IBM 726 Tape Unit for the IBM 701 Defense Unit Calculator.
Interoperability between the robotic tape unit and its networked storage devices was the second key selection criterion.
Its first commercial tape product, the 726 Magnetic Tape Unit, was announced more than 60 years ago.
Similarly, the CryptoStor for Tape unit used the same configuration interlace with fewer options; there are no firewall access rules, for example.
In addition, Maynard was developing a NLM (NetWare Loadable Module) which would add a degree of backup flexibility by placing the tape unit physically on the server.
For example, Taufer said, "Tape libraries are starting to be a standard, as opposed to a tape unit capable of doing one or two tapes, especially in large storage areas.
Core Technology: A major portion of the basic tape unit cost and performance capability relates to the recording technique chosen.
As explained, current architecture places control of system performance with the LAN and server, rather than with the tape unit itself.
An open tender: construction and installation work on the modernization of the reactor spent fuel cooling ponds tape unit number 1 Leningrad NPP.
1952 The industry's first tape drive arrives, the IBM 726 Tape Unit for the IBM 701 Defense Calculator.