Magstar MP - Computer Definition
(Magstar MultiPurpose) A magnetic tape technology from IBM for midrange systems. Introduced in 1996, Magstar MP uses 5GB and 7GB dual-hub 8mm tape cartridges designed for fast picking in a robotic library. The tape head starting point is positioned halfway into the tape. Magstar MP was not as widely used as the Magstar line. See magnetic tape and Magstar.