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Start/Stop Life Enhancement By Actuator Preload

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000066956D
Original Publication Date: 1979-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Hill, MK Martin, RL McConnell, WH Stahl, KJ [+details]

Abstract

In connection with disk files in which the magnetic heads are in contact with the magnetic disk surfaces when the file is starting and stopping, start/stop failures can occur due to excessive wear of the disk at the start/stop track, and it has been shown that moving the heads radially to new tracks will significantly prolong life.