Bidirectional Crash Stop Removable with Head Disk Assembly
Original Publication Date: 1978-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-21
The figure shows a crash stop arrangement for the movable head carriage 13 in the head-disk assembly (HDA) 14 of an IBM 3350 disk file. The carriage 13 is driven by a voice-coil motor 15 which comprises a coil member 16 fixedly attached to the carriage 13 and a magnet structure 17 permanently attached to the baseplate 18 of the 3350 disk drive.