a cylinder coated with magnetic material, on which data and programs can be stored.
- Also called drum, drum memory .
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One magnetic drum unit and 11 disks were reported to be in service (in eight different laboratories).On-Line Data-Acquisition Systems in Nuclear Physics, 1969 | H. W. Fulbright et al.