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Data Shuffle for Hard Disk Drive Protection

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000032457D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Nov-05
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Nov-05

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

There is a known quality issue with some HDDs where lubricant from the disk bearings is deposited onto the disk surface tending to build up in heavily used areas causing loss of data or head damage. This disclosure describes a method of data manipulation that will increase drive life and reduce potential for loss of data.