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Definition: single-hub cartridge

A tape cartridge that uses only one spindle and reel. The tape is pulled out of the cartridge and attached to a take-up reel inside the drive. Contrast with cassette.

Single-hub Cartridges
DLT, Magstar and SAIT all used half-inch, single-hub cartridges in which the tape was fed onto a take-up reel inside the drive. While DLT/SDLT and Magstar used linear recording, SAIT used helical scan. See helical scan.