Magnetic Recording Write Current Shutdown Upon Power Failure
Original Publication Date: 1978-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20
A power failure, or even a normal powerdown sequence in some cases, can cause false data to be written onto magnetic media, such as tapes and disks. Such errors are caused by undesired write-current transitions during the often unknown conditions existing during power failures or shutdown sequences.