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square tape

square tape in Technology

storage
Mainframe magnetic tape cartridges for use with IBM 3480 or compatible tape drives; or QIC tapes used on workstations and microcomputers. The term comes from the square (actually rectangular) shape of the cartridges; contrast round tape.
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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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