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Methods to Self Servowrite Disk Drives with Load/Unload Ramps

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117949D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Chainer, TJ Grogan, JM Praino, AP Schultz, MD Webb, BC Yarmchuk, EJ [+details]

Abstract

Methods of disk drive servowriting, known as self-servowrite, have been previously described (*). These methods are based on the presence of crash stops demarcating the Inner Diameter (ID) and Outer Diameter (OD) boundaries of the disk(s) to begin and end the self-servowrite process.