Avoiding Preferential Openings In Disk Stacks
Original Publication Date: 1979-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19
Under certain conditions in a stack of flexible co-rotating disks, one or more disks can become mechanically damaged such that a preferential transducer access opening is always present. Such preferential opening decreases the capacity of the storage stack of disks and interferes with normal accessing. The damaged disk can be mechanically straightened to be transverse to the axis of rotation or the disk can be removed by cutting the disk from the supporting spindle. Once the disk has been removed, a large axial gap occurs between the two adjacent disks.