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 Set top box with sharing of external hard disk drive patent thumbnailSet top box with sharing of external hard disk drive
An audio/video content management apparatus, for use with an external hard drive, includes a control circuit that performs a trust token generation operation. The trust token generation operation includes obtaining first identification information and hard drive identification information, encrypting and combining the first identification information and the hard drive identification information as a trust token, and sending the trust token to the external hard drive.
Arris Enterprises, Inc.


 Flexure of disk drive suspension, and  manufacturing conductive circuit portion of flexure patent thumbnailFlexure of disk drive suspension, and manufacturing conductive circuit portion of flexure
A suspension includes a load beam and a flexure. The flexure has a metal base and a conductive circuit portion.
Nhk Spring Co., Ltd.


 Control of vortex shedding associated with a hard disk drive damper plate patent thumbnailControl of vortex shedding associated with a hard disk drive damper plate
A hard disk drive damper plate comprises a planar main body having a generally rectangular cross-section and a splitter portion extending away from the main body in a radial direction. The splitter portion operates to disrupt vortex shedding corresponding to secondary gas flow associated with the planar main body.
Hgst Netherlands B.v.


 Hard disk drive and head positioning method patent thumbnailHard disk drive and head positioning method
According to one embodiment, a hard disk drive includes a disk including a plurality of data areas, and a plurality of servo areas between the plurality of data areas, an arm holding a write head and a read arm, and a positioning module which positions the read head or the write head by rotating the arm, wherein the positioning module positioning the write head by positioning the read head, and adjusting a position of the read head or the write head, based on an output of the read head located in a data area between two servo areas adjacent in a peripheral direction, of the plurality of servo areas.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


 Transparent hybrid data storage patent thumbnailTransparent hybrid data storage
A system, method, and apparatus are provided for performing a transparent hybrid data storage scheme in which data are stored as blocks distributed among one or more flash-based storage devices (e.g., solid state drives) and one or more magnetic storage devices (e.g., magnetic disk drives). Files larger than a given size (e.g., 1 mb) are segmented into blocks of that size and stored on one or more devices; blocks of one file may be stored on devices of different types.
Linkedin Corporation


 Method for making a perpendicular magnetic recording write head with write pole having thin side gaps and thicker leading gap patent thumbnailMethod for making a perpendicular magnetic recording write head with write pole having thin side gaps and thicker leading gap
Ionized physical vapor deposition (ipvd) is used to form a magnetic recording disk drive write head main pole with thin side gap layers and a thicker leading gap layer. A metal or metal alloy is formed by ipvd in a trench with a bottom and outwardly sloping sidewalls.
Hgst Netherlands B.v.


 System and method to read cache data on hybrid aggregates based on physical context of the data patent thumbnailSystem and method to read cache data on hybrid aggregates based on physical context of the data
Presented herein are methods, non-transitory computer readable media, and devices for writing, allocating, and caching contents of a hard disk drive block on a solid state drive cache in a memory system, without requiring an inode context. The method includes: identifying one or more hdd blocks for caching by a storage server; assigning a physical block number to each identified hdd block; linking the identified hdd blocks to one another; allocating an ssd physical block number for each linked hdd block; and storing the physical block number for each identified hdd block and the physical block number for each corresponding ssd block within a cache map..
Netapp, Inc.


 Carrier for hard disk drive patent thumbnailCarrier for hard disk drive
A carrier includes a frame defining a first space configured to accommodate a first type of hard disk drive, and an adjusting mechanism slidably coupled to the frame. The adjusting mechanism is transitionable between: (i) a first configuration in which the adjusting mechanism is located outside the first space defined by the frame, and (ii) a second configuration in which the adjusting mechanism is located inside the first space, the adjusting mechanism and the frame cooperatively define a second space configured to accommodate a second type of hard disk drive different from the first type of hard disk drive..
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


 Carrier for hard disk drive patent thumbnailCarrier for hard disk drive
A carrier includes a frame defining a first space configured to accommodate a first type of hard disk drive, and an adjusting mechanism rotatably coupled to the frame. The adjusting mechanism is transitionable between: (i) a first configuration in which the adjusting mechanism is located outside the first space defined by the frame, and (ii) a second configuration in which the adjusting mechanism is located inside the first space, the adjusting mechanism and the frame cooperatively define a second space configured to accommodate a second type of hard disk drive different from the first type of hard disk drive..
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


 Computing apparatus patent thumbnailComputing apparatus
A calculating apparatus includes a baseplate, a first mother board module and a connection module. The baseplate includes a bottom surface having a first component layout region, a second component layout region and a connection component layout region all arranged in order from a first side to a second side of the bottom surface.
Inventec Corporation


Advanced mirrors utilizing polymer-derived-ceramic mirror substrates

Methods, systems, and processes are used to prepare strong, durable, light-weight, mirrors, aspheric mirrors, disk drives and component parts using polymer-derived ceramics (pdcs), such as silicon oxycarbide (sioc) as a substrate for the mirror blank or disk drive. Very high performance mirrors and machine components are produced at much lower costs; thus increasing their usage in applications as varied as extra-terrestrial space applications to machine vision used by robots to stationary terrestrial mirrors and machines..
Dynamic Material Systems, Llc

Top cover and disk drive apparatus

A case of a disk drive apparatus includes a housing in which a disk is accommodated, and a top cover arranged to close an opening of the housing. The top cover includes a top cover body and a flow control member.
Nidec Corporation

Tunable contact detection sensitivity to directly measure clearance of protrusions in magnetic recording heads

Embodiments disclosed herein generally relate to contact at the disk by the recording head in a hard disk drive. In one embodiment, a direct current is applied to an element in a hamr head.
Hgst Netherlands B.v.

On demand remote diagnostics for hardware component failure and disk drive data recovery using embedded storage media

Techniques for on-demand remote diagnostics for hardware component/device failure and disk drive data recovery using embedded media are described. In one example embodiment, a hardware device failure event alert along with a unique id and a hardware device configuration fingerprint is sent upon detecting a hardware component failure event associated with the hardware device in a datacenter to an image management framework.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development Lp

Server embedded storage device

A server is implemented within disk drive device or other drive device. The server-drive device may be used within a server tray having many disk drive devices, along with multiple other server trays in a cabinet of trays.
Silicon Graphics International Corp.

Fast provisioning service for cloud computing

A cloud-based system and method for provisioning it infrastructure systems is disclosed. The system and method provided constructs an infrastructure generally comprised of a processing component supplying the computational capacity for a platform element, comprising one or more processing elements, memory and i/o subsystems, a storage component utilizing commodity disk drives and comprised of one or more physical storage devices, and a network component providing a high speed connection among processing elements and the processing component to storage components.
Digital River, Inc.

Low cost storage for rarely read data

Low cost storage for write once read rarely data is described. In an embodiment a storage device comprises a plurality of hard disk drives connected to a server via an interconnect fabric.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Spindle motor and disk drive apparatus

A motor includes a bearing mechanism including a shaft disposed along a center axis extending in a lengthwise direction, a sealing member disposed on a lower side of the bearing mechanism, a stationary portion including a base constituting a part of the housing, and a rotary portion rotating relative to the stationary portion about the center axis via the bearing mechanism. The base has a through hole defined therein so as to have a center aligned with the center axis and pass through the base in an axial direction.
Nidec Corporation

Spindle motor and disk drive apparatus

A motor may include a bearing mechanism including a shaft arranged along a center axis, a sealing member has one-end closed cylindrical shape and a recess receiving a lower portion of the bearing mechanism, a stationary portion including a base defining a part of the housing, and a rotary portion rotating relative to the stationary portion about the center axis. The base has a through hole defined therein so as to have a center aligned with the center axis and pass through the base in an axial direction.
Nidec Corporation

Backboard for hard disk drive and electronic device using the backboard

A backboard applied in an electronic device includes a storage extended chip, a serial attached small computer system interface (sas) hard disk drive (hdd) connector, a convertor, a first election unit, and a second election unit. An input pin of the convertor is coupled to a plurality of input pins of the sas hdd, to receive the data signal from the sas hdd connector.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

Raid hot spare system and method

A raid (redundant array of independent disks) hot spare (rhs) system and method that permits a daisy-chain of interconnected pass-thru disk drive controllers (ptddcs) each connected to a sata local disk drive (ldd) storage element (dse) to support a hot spare disk (hsd) such that a failing disk drive (fdd) in the raid array can be immediately replaced by a hsd within the ptddc daisy-chain without operator intervention is disclosed. The ptddcs within the daisy-chain are configured in raid fashion to support mirroring of one or more drives in the ptddc daisy-chain.

Thinly provisioned disk drives with zone provisioning and compression

Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for provisioning storage devices. An example method includes specifying a logical zone granularity for logical space associated with a disk drive.
Seagate Technology Llc

Failure safe power source for solid state disk drives

An aspect of the present invention includes a module comprising a printed circuit board and a ssd case with at least one structural component that is removably coupled to the printed circuit board, whereby the at least one structural component is a power source. An aspect of the present invention includes a method of providing power to a module, comprising the steps of providing a printed circuit board and removably connecting a ssd case with at least one structural component to the printed circuit board, whereby the at least one structural component is a power source..

Optical cold storage

Various embodiments (“systems”) are described for transferring data from a primary storage (e.g., magnetic disk drives, solid state drives, etc.) to an optical cold storage rack. The optical cold storage rack may include many physical optical storage disks, but a much smaller number of burners and readers (e.g., optical disk drives).
Facebook, Inc.

Solvent-based mitigating of organic contaminants in a hard disk drive

Mitigating organic contaminants within a hard disk drive (hdd) may include introducing an organic solvent into the hdd to dissolve organic contaminants and, therefore, to inhibit such contaminants from fouling operation of the hdd device. Organic solvents such as toluene and/or hexane may be used to dissolve organic contaminants such as hydrocarbons and siloxanes..
Hgst Netherlands B.v.

Disc drive module

A disk drive module is provided herein. The disk drive module includes a frame, a keyed member, a front aperture, and a back aperture.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development Lp

Multiple mode control system for a vehicle

Multiple mode control system for a vehicle includes a vehicle control unit operatively configured with manual override switch, one or plurality of sensors, audio output means and electronic control unit (ecu). The vehicle control unit includes processor configured with read only memory, random access memory, analog to digital converter, switch driver and an optional communication engine and hard disk drive.
Mahindra & Mahindra Limited

Electronic device

An electronic device includes a motherboard, a backboard, and a connection board. The motherboard includes a plurality of hard disk drives (hdds) connectors configured to electrically couple to a plurality of hdds.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

Disk drive head suspension structures having improved gold-dielectric joint reliability

A disk drive head suspension or flexure and method of manufacture. Embodiments include a portion such as a terminal pad or flying lead comprising a base layer, a dielectric layer on the base layer, a conductor layer, a seed layer between the dielectric layer and the conductor layer, and a noncorrosive metal layer on the seed layer side of the conductor layer.
Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

Implementing enhanced in-situ monitoring of head overcoat wear for controlled burnishing and early detection of head failure in hdd

A method, apparatus, and system are provided for implementing in-situ monitoring of head overcoat burnishing and early detection of head failure in a hard disk drive (hdd). A voltage is applied across a slider-disk interface between the slider body and the disk.
Hgst Netherlands B.v.

Hardware protection for encrypted strings and protection of security parameters

In one embodiment, a disk drive is provided that is adapted for security authentication. The disk drive includes: a non-volatile memory storing object code; a processor for retrieving the stored object code; a decryption engine for decrypting a retrieved shared secret from the object code; and a first memory for storing the decrypted retrieved shared secret; wherein the processor is configured to overwrite the written decrypted retrieved shared secret after it has been used in an authentication procedure..
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Hdd magnetic head degradation field-failure detection and prediction

A method, apparatus, and system for implementing head degradation detection and prediction for hard disk drives (hdds) are provided. Statistical parameter stability tests are used that are calculated as confidence intervals (cis) from hdd parameter measurements.
Hgst Netherlands B.v.

Low power storage array with metadata access

A computer system for low power storage array with metadata access includes sequentially writing data to a currently active disk drive in a storage array and storing metadata relating to the writes in a preallocated portion of the currently active disk drive, determining when the currently active disk drive is nearing full capacity, activating a next disk drive and cloning the stored metadata from the preallocated portion of the currently active disk drive to a preallocated portion of the next disk drive. When the currently active disk drive is full, sequentially writing data to the next disk drive..
International Business Machines Corporation

Pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet and magnetic disk drive

A pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet includes a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer and a base including a metal layer and a resin layer, and a product of an initial elastic modulus of the base and a total thickness of the base is 3000 n/mm or less, and a separation distance is 2 mm or less, the separation distance is measured with a peel test with a constant load as follows: a test piece of the pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet having a 10 mm width and a 100 mm length is attached to a surface of a stainless steel test plate and then, the test plate is left stand at a temperature of 23° c. For twenty four hours and then, a load of 100 gf is applied to one end of a length dimension of the test piece vertical to the surface of the test plate and a separation distance of the test piece is measured after one hour..
Nitto Denko Corporation

Write head offset for shingled magnetic recording (smr) disk drives

Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for provisioning storage devices. An example method includes determining a write status of an adjacent track that is adjacent to a target track of a shingled magnetic recording (smr) disk drive.
Seagate Technology Llc



Disk Drive topics:
  • Disk Drive
  • Hard Disk Drive
  • Piezoelectric
  • Optical Disk Drive
  • Die Assembly
  • Circuit Board
  • Form Factor
  • Fastening Device
  • Storage Device
  • A Fastening Device
  • Scheduling


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