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Integrated Thin Film - Core Magnetic Recording Head

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041173D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Anand, A Gooding, GF Lis, DJ Nix, JL [+details]

Abstract

The use of a batch-fabricated, thin film read/write head provides for high density, high capacity magnetic recording performance on standard, readily available "floppy disks". Combining the thin film head with a core head provides downward compatibility for low density applications. The bonding of a conventional read- write core unit into a common unit with the all thin film head and the lapping into a single slider provides for the aforementioned high performance while at the same time providing for complete read and write compatibility with low performance "floppy disk" storage devices presently on the market.