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tape drive

n.
A device that reads data stored on magnetic tape and writes data onto the tape for storage.
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tape drive

n
(Computer Science) computing a device for reading from or writing to magnetic tape
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tape drive - a mechanism that transports magnetic tape across the read/write heads of a tape playback/recordertape 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
tape machine, tape recorder - a magnetic recorder using magnetic tape
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