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Back-to-back Mounting of Suspensions to Improve Disk Spacing In Magnetic Recording Disk Files

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041243D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Nassimbene, EG [+details]

Abstract

The spacing of disks in a multiple-disk magnetic recording disk file can be improved if the suspensions which support the read/write heads are mounted with their mount plates located back- to-back on the arm supporting the suspensions. As shown in the figure, arm 10 supports suspensions 12, 14 and 16, 18, each of which has attached to it an air bearing slider. Each slider contains a read/write head for reading data from or writing data to the spaced apart magnetic recording disks 20, 22. The spacing of the disks is decreased by providing a step, such as step 26, at the end of arm 10 and locating the mount plates, such as mount plates 28, 30 of respective suspensions 16, 18, back-to-back onto the step.