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R/W Element Redundancy With Small Sliders

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037439D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Erpelding, AD Palmer, DD Wilmer, RK [+details]

Abstract

A magnetic head slider is described which has redundant read and write elements, and the electrical connections for the elements are connected to common terminals so that one of the read and write elements can be selected for use by cutting the electrical leads to the non-selected elements.