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tape drive

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noun Computers.
  1. 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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Origin of tape drive

First recorded in 1950–55
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British Dictionary definitions for tape drive

tape drive

noun
  1. computing a device for reading from or writing to magnetic tape
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