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Definitions of BLOCKED RECORDS
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Several records written as a contiguous block onmagnetic tape so that they may be accessed in a single I/Ooperation. Blocking increases the amount of data that may bestored on a tape because there are fewer inter-block gaps.It requires that the tape drive or processor have asufficiently large buffer to store the whole block.
By Denis Howe