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magnetic tape unit

noun
1.
a computer device that moves reels of magnetic tape past read-write heads so that data can be transferred to or from the computer
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magnetic tape drive in Technology

storage
(Or "tape drive") A peripheral device that reads and writes magnetic tape.
(1996-05-25)

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