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Mobius Loop System for Data Storage

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000043624D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-05

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Budo, Y Hasler, SS [+details]

Abstract

Low cost data storage devices generally consist of a magnetic tape, which has good signal characteristics but stores information serially and, therefore, has very long access times, or diskettes, which have good access times but suffer from poor signal characteristics caused by modulation and inefficient use of the magnetic coding. The mobius loop system for data storage overcomes the deficiencies of tapes and diskettes. The mobius loop has twice the storage area available for data recording over, for example, a four-inch diskette. A mobius strip is a one-sided surface constructed by holding one end of a tape fixed and rotating the opposite end 180Œ, and attaching it to the first end. The signal characteristics are equivalent to that of today's magnetic tape.