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HDD reliability enhancement at low temperature

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013598D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Masaomi Ikeda Takao Matsui Masahiro Shimizu Junichi 1 Kimura Kenji Ogasawara

Abstract

A program is disclosed that HDD reliability enhancement at low temperature. HDD's spec. guarantee an operation between 5degC to 55degC today. But there are many requests to use HDD at lower temperature. In such cases, to start up HDD is the first concern. This is called as POR Power On Reset). Following two conditions are required to guarantee POR. 1) It's possible to spin up spindle motor as usual. 2) It's possible to read/write as usual. This program is disclosed an improvement of the case 2).