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Large Capacity On Line Tape System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000082320D
Original Publication Date: 1974-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Haddad, JA: AUTHOR

Abstract

A magnetic tape storage system which has large capacity and from which data can be accessed rapidly may be constructed utilizing m mandrels M. each of which contains n rotating read/write heads. A continuous loop of magnetic tape T passes each head.

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Large Capacity On Line Tape System

A magnetic tape storage system which has large capacity and from which data can be accessed rapidly may be constructed utilizing m mandrels M. each of which contains n rotating read/write heads. A continuous loop of magnetic tape T passes each head.

The use of rotating heads provides a highly reliable system for high-density recording. By using one head for each tape loop, mechanical motion is kept to a minimum.

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