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A device that reads data stored on magnetic tape and writes data onto the tape for storage.
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(Computer Science) computing a device for reading from or writing to magnetic tape
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|Noun||1.||tape drive - a mechanism that transports magnetic tape across the read/write heads of a tape playback/recorder|
mechanism - device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function
tape deck - electronic equipment for making or playing magnetic tapes (but without amplifiers or speakers); a component in an audio system
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