9-track tape

   A tape storage format that uses nine parallel tracks on 1/2-inch, reelto-reel magnetic tape. Eight tracks are used for data, and one track is used for parity information. These tapes are often used as backup systems on minicomputer and mainframe systems; digital audio tapes (DATs) are more common on networks.
   See also quarter-inch cartridge.

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