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(PF/RdChannel#17/PM) Programmable Hard Disk Storage Offering Increased Capacity and/or Performance for Multimedia Applications

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014975D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Introduction: This paper discloses a means of hard drive storage by which a user can select a configuration or performance level that boosts drive capacity and/or performance at the expense of error rates. The invention described in this paper addresses the following questions: How to create a larger capacity hard disk drive for storage of multimedia files? How to offer advantageous configurability to the multimedia user, whose storage requirements are unique in their need for capacity and tolerance of errors?