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Study on compensation algorithm of head skew in hard disk drives
Author(s): Yong Xiao; Xiaoyu Ge; Jingna Sun; Xiaoyan Wang
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Paper Abstract

In hard disk drives (HDDs), head skew among multiple heads is pre-calibrated during manufacturing process. In real applications with high capacity of storage, the head stack may be tilted due to environmental change, resulting in additional head skew errors from outer diameter (OD) to inner diameter (ID). In case these errors are below the preset threshold for power on recalibration, the current strategy may not be aware, and drive performance under severe environment will be degraded. In this paper, in-the-field compensation of small DC head skew variation across stroke is proposed, where a zone table has been equipped. Test results demonstrating its effectiveness to reduce observer error and to enhance drive performance via accurate prediction of DC head skew are provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 October 2011
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8205, 2011 International Conference on Photonics, 3D-Imaging, and Visualization, 82051L (28 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.906069
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Yong Xiao, Shenyang Univ. of Chemical Technology (China)
Xiaoyu Ge, Shenyang Univ. of Chemical Technology (China)
Jingna Sun, Shenyang Univ. of Chemical Technology (China)
Xiaoyan Wang, Shenyang Univ. of Chemical Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8205:
2011 International Conference on Photonics, 3D-Imaging, and Visualization
Egui Zhu, Editor(s)

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