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5.3 Serpentine




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This article is from the storage FAQ part1, by Rodney D. Van Meter with numerous contributions by others.

5.3 Serpentine

    Serpentine are longitudinal that write the full length of the tape,
then turn around and write the length of the tape in the opposite
direction with the heads in a slightly different position.  This
process may repeat many times.
    

 

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