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Devices for Shock Sensor located inside HDD Enclosure

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013228D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to implement a shock sensor inside hard disk drive (HDD) enclosure. The shock sensor is used to stop writing operation by sensing unexpected shock, and is conventionally located on a printed circuit board (PCB). The shock sensor that is located inside the HDD enclosure is able to sense the shock faster and more directly than the sensor on the PCB does. That is better situation for high density of tracks per inch (TPI).