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Method to Increase Hard Disk Life

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000245984D
Publication Date: 2016-Apr-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 31K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method to prevent hard drive heads from sticking in near end-of-life hardware. The method keeps the hard drive spinning at all times including during a system power-down for maintenance or servicing by incorporating a battery backup into the hard drive.

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Method to Increase Hard Disk Life

One common hard drive failure mechanism is the inability of the drive to spin up after a system power-down/reboot cycle. This can be caused from numerous mechanisms, one of which is head sticking. Disclosed is a method to allow the drive to continually spin during a short shutdown/reboot cycle to avoid the possibility of head sticking and other failure mechanisms upon startup. The figure below describes the method to prevent the hard drive from powering down.

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