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comp.arch.storage FAQ 1/2
Section - [5.4] Helical Scan

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From: Tape
are like your VCR with a rotating head mounted at an angle writing 
"swipes" at an angle not parallel to the edge of the tape.  The tape is moved 
only slightly between swipes.  Two or so longitudinal tracks may also be used 
for fast positioning purposes.

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