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tape drive

noun, Computers.
a program-controlled device that reads data from or writes data on a magnetic tape which moves past a read-write head.
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1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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tape drive

(computing) a device for reading from or writing to magnetic tape
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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