28 October 2011 Study on compensation algorithm of head skew in hard disk drives
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Proceedings Volume 8205, 2011 International Conference on Photonics, 3D-Imaging, and Visualization; 82051L (2011) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.906069
Event: 2011 International Conference on Photonics, 3D-imaging, and Visualization, 2011, Guangzhou, China
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.
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Yong Xiao, Xiaoyu Ge, Jingna Sun, Xiaoyan Wang, "Study on compensation algorithm of head skew in hard disk drives", Proc. SPIE 8205, 2011 International Conference on Photonics, 3D-Imaging, and Visualization, 82051L (28 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.906069; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.906069
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