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 for tape drive
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drive \Drive\ (dr[imac]v), n.
     1. The act of driving; a trip or an excursion in a carriage,
        as for exercise or pleasure; -- distinguished from a ride
        taken on horseback.
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     2. A place suitable or agreeable for driving; a road prepared
        for driving.
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     3. Violent or rapid motion; a rushing onward or away; esp., a
        forced or hurried dispatch of business.
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              The Murdstonian drive in business.    --M. Arnold.
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     4. In type founding and forging, an impression or matrix,
        formed by a punch drift.
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     5. A collection of objects that are driven; a mass of logs to
        be floated down a river. [Colloq.]
     Syn: See Ride.
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     6. a private road; a driveway.
     7. a strong psychological motivation to perform some
     8. (Computers) a device for reading or writing data from or
        to a data storage medium, as a disk drive, a tape
        drive, a CD drive, etc.
     9. an organized effort by a group to accomplish a goal within
        a limited period of time; as, a fund-raising drive.
     10. a physiological function of an organism motivating it to
         perform specific behaviors; as, the sex drive.
     11. (Football) the period during which one team sustains
         movement of the ball toward the opponent's goal without
         losing possession of the ball; as, a long drive
     12. an act of driving a vehicle, especially an automobile;
         the journey undertaken by driving an automobile; as, to
         go for a drive in the country.
     13. the mechanism which causes the moving parts of a machine
         to move; as, a belt drive.
     14. the way in which the propulsive force of a vehicle is
         transmitted to the road; as, a car with four-wheel drive,
         front-wheel drive, etc.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tape drive
      n 1: a mechanism that transports magnetic tape across the
           read/write heads of a tape playback/recorder [syn: tape
           drive, tape transport, transport]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  magnetic tape drive
  tape drive
      (Or "tape drive") A peripheral device that reads
     and writes magnetic tape.

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