magnetic recording


: the process of recording sound, data (as for a computer), or a television program by producing varying local magnetization of a moving tape or disc
magnetic recorder noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The smallest size that’s practical to use for magnetic recording is known in this business as the superparamagnetic limit. Mark Lantz, IEEE Spectrum, 28 Aug. 2018 Magnetic tapes also use magnetic recording, but the areal density of magnetic tape is many generations behind HDDs. Tom Coughlin, Forbes, 18 Dec. 2022 Zeng found work at a Hong Kong company called SAE Magnetic that made magnetic recording heads for computer hard drives—an industry Dongguan would come to dominate. Time, 29 Sep. 2022 The WD Red Plus drives, introduced after WD was briefly caught using SMR technology in its hard drives without publicizing it, use the more traditional conventional magnetic recording (CMR) instead. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 10 May 2022 The first blog focused on developments and projections for magnetic recording (HDDs and magnetic tape). Tom Coughlin, Forbes, 30 Dec. 2021 This piece will focus on the current status and future of magnetic recording, particularly hard disk drives and magnetic tape recording. Tom Coughlin, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 The company uses shingled magnetic recording (SMR) technology to squeeze a couple more terabytes out of its biggest drives. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 28 Jan. 2022 Magnetic tapes use magnetic recording technologies, like HDDs, but the technology and digital storage density using in magnetic tapes are many generations behind those used in HDDs. Tom Coughlin, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of magnetic recording was in 1945

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“Magnetic recording.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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