read/write head

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

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The crew access arm installation marks the completion of 17 of the 20 major launch accessories and umbilicals that provide access, power, communication, coolant, fuel and other services to the launch vehicle and spacecraft.
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.
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).
For testing, markings on the ground indicate where the Crew Access Arm would be located and help guide the crew.
The next section of this tool asks 1) if the patient applies a wet paper towel to the access while in the waiting room prior to treatment; 2) if the patient washes the access arm at the patient sink immediately prior to their dialysis treatment; and 3) if the patient leaves the dressing in place for 6 to 12 hours after the treatment.
Its high speed broadband access arm generated pounds 65 million of sales last half and the copper wire and ADSL division brought in pounds 345 million.