Magnetic Tape Explained

www.history-computer.com

Blue Rings

Everything You Need To Know

Multiple Blue Rings

The magnetic tape is the oldest memory media for computers, still in use today. Developed in Germany in 1928 but not used until 1951 in the Mauchly-Eckert UNIVAC I computer.

3 Facts about Magnetic Tape

Magnetic tapes were initially created for audio storage.

1

The device is approximately 20% faster than other types of storage devices.

2

Magnetic tapes were invented in Germany.

3

Multiple Blue Rings

In 1930 the AEG (Allgemeine Elektrizitatsgesellschaft) company in Berlin decided to develop the Magnetophone  machine, based on the Pfleumer principle, and in 1932, Pfleumer granted the right of use to the AEG that based on his invention.

Multiple Blue Rings

The tape devices and media technologies have covered a long distance since the 1950s.

Multiple Blue Rings

Magnetic Tape: How It Worked

Magnetic tapes convert electrical audio signals into magnetic energy, thereby serving as the basis of their working principle.

Multiple Blue Rings

Magnetic Tape: Historical Significance

The invention of magnetic tapes led to a major revolution in sound recording, broadcasting, and reproduction. 

swipe up to learn more!

Scribbled Arrow
Scribbled Arrow
Scribbled Arrow