read/write head

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Synonyms for read/write head

(computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk

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The access arm was in the works for months and was installed at the launch complex Monday.
Algorithms from Knight Direct, the direct market access arm of US-based sell-side firm Knight Capital, will soon be available via the Orc ExNet broker connectivity network.
Vodafone's switch to rival Phones4U came a day after Carphone bolstered its TalkTalk business with the acquisition of the UK internet access arm of AOL.
Women in the advance provision arm were significantly more likely (37.4%) than women in the clinic access arm (21.0%) (P < .001) to use EC one or more times.
The group, which is in its first full trading year following a life-saving restructuring, has signed an agreement for the disposal of its North American Access arm to US-based Advanced Fibre Communications (AFC).
Marconi announced yesterday it has signed an agreement for the disposal of its North American Access arm to US-based Advanced Fibre Communications (AFC).