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== Definition ==
 
== Definition ==
   
A '''magnetic tape''' is a "[l]arge volume data storage medium for computers."<ref>[[U.S. Copyright Office]], [[Compendium of Copyright Office Practices II]], §326 (1984).</ref>
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A '''magnetic tape''' is a "[l]arge volume [[data]] [[storage medium]] for computers."<ref>[[U.S. Copyright Office]], [[Compendium of Copyright Office Practices II]], §326 (1984).</ref>
   
 
== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
   
A magnetic tape is a sequential access process in that [[information]] is recorded in parallel tracks that run the entire length of tape. To access the [[information]], the tape must be moved forward or backward across a head.
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A magnetic tape is a sequential access process in that [[information]] is [[record]]ed in parallel [[track]]s that run the entire length of tape. To access the [[information]], the tape must be moved forward or backward across a [[head]].
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
 
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== See also ==
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* [[Magnetic media]]
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* [[Magnetic tape drive]]
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* [[Magnetic storage]]
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* [[Tape cartridge]]
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* [[Tape cleaner]]
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* [[Tape drive]]
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* [[Tape libraries]]
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* [[Tape recorder]]
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* [[Tape tester]]
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[[Category:Technology]]
 
[[Category:Technology]]
 
[[Category:Hardware]]
 
[[Category:Hardware]]

Latest revision as of 17:16, 16 August 2012

Definition[]

A magnetic tape is a "[l]arge volume data storage medium for computers."[1]

Overview[]

A magnetic tape is a sequential access process in that information is recorded in parallel tracks that run the entire length of tape. To access the information, the tape must be moved forward or backward across a head.

References[]

See also[]