External Element Heater for Improved Head Reliability
Original Publication Date: 2002-Dec-03
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Dec-03
The addition of a heating element protrudes the read and/or write sensors closer to the disk for read/write operations. In a low flying height environment the ability to control the sensor relative to the disk is critical in order to get good magnetic signal and limit how close to the disk the mechanical slider body is required to fly.