Hard Disk Drive: Mechatronics and Control (Automation and by Abdullah Al Mamun

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By Abdullah Al Mamun

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A current (IMR ) is sent through the MR head. Voltage across the MR sensor is VMR = IMR RMR , where the resistance RMR of the MR element varies as a function of magnetic field in the vicinity of the sensor. The voltage VMR is a direct measurement of the magnetic field produced by the binary bits written on the disk surface. Sensitivity of the MR head is much higher than that of an inductive head. Moreover, unlike in the case of inductive head, the amplitude of the voltage signal produced by the MR sensor does not depend on the media velocity.

In order to locate a data block on the surface, they are tagged with an identification number. From system level point of view, each data block is assigned with a Logical Block Address or LBA, starting at 0 and ending at a number appropriate for the capacity of the entire drive. These block addresses, however, are not suitable for low level access to the data. Access at the low level uses head number , cylinder number , and sector number assigned to each LBA. An HDD may contain one or more disks with data recorded on both surfaces of a disk.

The industry has been experiencing 100% per year 24 CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION cumulative growth rate for areal density for the last several years and 30% in BPI over last one decade or so. Starting in the later part of 1990s, the track density (TPI) has been growing at a rate faster than that of the growth in linear density (BPI). 1 shows TPI and BPI of several products in the first few years of this decade. It is evident that both the densities have been increasing. However, the Bit Aspect Ratio (BAR) or the ratio between BPI and TPI has been showing steady decrease during this period.

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