tape drive

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.

Origin:
1950–55

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tape drive
 
n
computing a device for reading from or writing to magnetic tape

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tape drive definition


magnetic tape drive

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