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 Hybrid-hdd with improved data retention patent thumbnailnew patent Hybrid-hdd with improved data retention
Data are refreshed in a nonvolatile solid-state device to significantly reduce the likelihood of data retention errors. Test data are written in a region of the nonvolatile solid-state device when user data are stored in the nonvolatile solid-state device, and are subsequently read to detect the possibility of data retention errors occurring when the associated user data are read.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


 Disk drive correcting an error in a detected gray code patent thumbnailnew patent Disk drive correcting an error in a detected gray code
A disk drive is disclosed comprising a head actuated over a disk comprising a plurality of tracks defined by a plurality of servo sectors. An estimated track id is generated and a plurality of proximate track ids is generated having values proximate the estimated track id.
Western Digital Technologies, Inc.


 Hard disk drive crash stop patent thumbnailnew patent Hard disk drive crash stop
A crash stop for an actuator arm of a hard disk drive includes a support body having a cylindrical form and a central axis; and a cantilever element joined at a proximal portion to the support body and having a distal portion spaced apart from the support body to allow for deflection of the distal portion of the cantilever element or the support body relative to the other.. .
Parker-hannifin Corporation


 Backplane and hard disk drive compatible circuit thereof patent thumbnailnew patent Backplane and hard disk drive compatible circuit thereof
A backplane includes a hard disk drive (hdd) compatible circuit for making a motherboard compatible with a first hdd and a second hdd. The hdd compatible circuit includes a first connector for connecting to the first hdd or the second hdd, a switch module connected to the first connector, a second connector connected to the switch module and the motherboard, and a third connector connected to the switch module and the motherboard.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


 Modular mass storage system patent thumbnailnew patent Modular mass storage system
A system for storing data includes a rack, one or more data storage modules coupled to the rack, and one or more data control modules coupled to the rack. The data storage modules may include a chassis, two or more backplanes coupled to the chassis, and one or more mass storage devices (for example, hard disk drives) coupled to the backplanes.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.


 Computer hard disk drive protection grip pad with active mounting method patent thumbnailComputer hard disk drive protection grip pad with active mounting method
A hard disk drive protection grip pad which provides a physical and active method of inhibiting portable or desktop disk drive from free falls or dropping the drive. This active method prevents and protects the disk drive from damage of physical impact on free falls or dropping of drive, thus preventing damage to internal components in the disk drive, which in most cases lead to unrecoverable loss of data storage..

 Low power storage array with metadata access patent thumbnailLow power storage array with metadata access
A computer program product 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


 Hard drive data destroying device patent thumbnailHard drive data destroying device
Three systems for the destruction of the data storage portion of electronic media storage devices such as hard disk drives, solid state drives and hybrid hard drives. One system utilizes a mill cutter with which the hard drive has relative motion in the direction of the axis of the mill cutter to destroy the data storage portion.
Serenity Data Security, Llc


 Storage device and electronic device using the same patent thumbnailStorage device and electronic device using the same
The disclosure storage device provides a hard disk drive (hdd) module, the hdd module includes a plurality of hdd units, and each the hdd unit include a plurality of hdds, a switching unit, and a plurality of indication units. The switching unit configured for operating in a first state or a second state.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


 Laminate-wrapped hard disk drives and related methods patent thumbnailLaminate-wrapped hard disk drives and related methods
Hard disk drives of the invention are wrapped in laminate for enhanced sealing of the hard disk drive. Laminate-wrapped hard disk drives of the invention comprise: an enclosed hard disk drive housing comprising a base and a cover enclosed around internal components for facilitating reading and recording of data at a desired location on at least one disk contained within the housing; and a laminate wrapped around the enclosed housing in an at least partially overlapping manner to form the laminate-wrapped hard disk drive and prevent undesired migration therethrough such that a sealed environment exists within the laminate-wrapped hard disk drive, wherein the laminate comprises a barrier layer and an adhesive layer for adherence of the laminate to the enclosed housing..
Entrotech, Inc.


Magnetic-disk substrate, magnetic disk, and magnetic-disk drive device

When waviness having a wavelength component of 10 to 500 μm in the circumferential direction of a main surface of a disk-shaped substrate is acquired and slopes are acquired from the waviness at an interval of 50 to 100 μm, the substrate being used in a magnetic disk on which recording or reading is performed using a dfh head, an average value of absolute values of the slopes is 0.45×10−4 or less. This magnetic-disk substrate is used in a magnetic disk and a magnetic-disk drive device..
Hoya Corporation

One or more non-disk disk drive components having a lubricant composition that is miscible with a disk media lubricant composition

The present disclosure is directed to disk drives that have one or more disks and one or more additional disk drive components. The one or more disk can include a first lubricant composition.
Seagate Technology Llc

Plasma treatments for flexures of hard disk drives

Methods for producing flexible circuits can include creating treating a surface of the flexible circuit with at least one of an atmospheric plasma and a beam of ions. The atmospheric plasma is formed by directing a flow of gas between an electrode and the surface of the flexible circuit and generating a voltage between the electrode and the flexible circuit to create a plasma from the gas.
Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

Low power storage array with metadata access

A method 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

Low power storage array with metadata access

A method 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

Caching hard disk drives and hybrid drives

A system includes a read/write module and a caching module. The read/write module is configured to access a first portion of a recording surface of a rotating storage device.
Marvell World Trade Ltd.

Low-overhead storage of a hibernation file in a hybrid disk drive

A hybrid drive and associated methods provide low-overhead storage of a hibernation file in the hybrid hard disk drive. During operation, the hybrid drive allocates a portion of solid-state memory in the drive that is large enough to accommodate a hibernation file associated with a host device of the hybrid drive.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Head actuator assembly, flexible printed circuit unit, and disk drive with the same

A head actuator assembly includes a carriage assembly including a bearing portion, first and second suspension assemblies extending from the bearing portion and each configured to support a head, and wire traces provided on each of the first and second the suspension assemblies and each including one end connected to a respective head and a connection end portion having connection terminals, and a flexible printed circuit board unit electrically connected to the wire traces through the connection terminals on both of opposing sides of the carriage assembly.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Data structure store and data management

The instant disclosure provides a data structure store system and a method of managing data in the store. The method includes receiving, by a data structure store management system, a request for storing data from a client.
Netapp, Inc.

Shelf-mounted modular computing unit

A system for performing computing operations includes a rack, one or more shelves coupled to the rack, and two or more computing modules. Each computing module may include a chassis, one or more circuit board assemblies in a primarily vertical orientation, and one or more hard disk drives in a primarily vertical orientation.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Storage unit and electronic device having the same

A storage unit, in which a hard disk drive is disposed and detachably installed inside a casing including side walls standing on the tray, a tray and a circuit board disposed on the tray and including a connector, includes a carrier including a frame set. The frame set includes a main frame and a first side frame and a second side frame that are opposite to each other.
Inventec Corporation

Metallically sealed, wrapped hard disk drives and related methods

Hard disk drives of the invention are wrapped in wraps for enhanced sealing of the hard disk drive. Wrapped hard disk drives of the invention comprise: an enclosed hard disk drive housing comprising a base and a cover enclosed around internal components for facilitating reading and recording of data at a desired location on at least one disk contained within the housing; and a wrap wrapped and metallically sealed around the enclosed hard disk drive housing in an at least partially overlapping manner to form the wrapped hard disk drive and prevent undesired migration therethrough such that a sealed environment exists within the wrapped hard disk drive..
Entrotech, Inc.

Location based disk drive access

Methods, apparatuses, systems, and devices are described for providing data security. In one method, data security is provided for a computing device having a data storage drive.
Seagate Technology Llc

Method for manufacturing a disk drive microactuator that includes a piezoelectric element and a peripheral encapsulation layer

A method of manufacturing a microactuator. The method includes providing a sheet of a piezoelectric material having an electrically conductive layer on at least one side of the sheet.
Western Digital Technologies, Inc.

Managing operational parameters for electronic resources

Customers of shared resources in a multi-tenant environment can modify operational parameters of electronic resources. A customer can be provisioned a data volume of a specified size, storage type (e.g., hard disk drive or solid state device), committed rate of input/output operations per second, and/or geographical location, for example.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Enclosure with multiple heat dissipating surfaces

A fanless industrial computer enclosure dissipates heat generated by the hottest components on heat sinks dedicated to respective heat zones within the enclosure. Heat generated by the component that operates at the highest temperature in each heat zone is conducted to a heat sink on the exterior of the enclosure.
Phoenix Contact Development And Manufacturing, Inc.

Method and forging a hard disk drive base plate with an extended height

A method and apparatus for forging a hard disk drive base plate with an extended height is described. The method may include advancing an initial hard disk drive base plate to a first forging stage of a sequence of progressive forging stages for forming the hard disk drive base plate, wherein a sequence of forgings are performed over the sequence of progressive forging stages to progressively form parts for a hard disk drive base plate.
Cheung Woh Technologies Ltd.

Spindle motor and disk drive apparatus

{circle around (1)} a spindle motor includes a fixing portion defined by a bearing portion, a holder portion, a gap between the bearing portion and the holder portion, and an adhesive arranged in the gap. {circle around (2)} the fixing portion includes first and second protruding surfaces arranged to protrude radially from a first and a second one, respectively, of an outside surface of the bearing portion and an inside surface of the holder portion; and first and second boundary surfaces arranged to join the first and second surfaces, respectively, to the first and second protruding surfaces, respectively.
Nidec Corporation

Implementing dual partially independent thermal flyheight control (tfc) for hard disk drives

A method, apparatus, and system are provided for implementing dual partially independent flyheight control (tfc) for hard disk drives (hdds). A dual thermal flyheight control (tfc) includes a series connected first heater resistor and a second heater resistor connected between a pair of wires.
Hgst Netherlands B.v.

Spiral write launch while servoing on reference guide spirals

A reference spiral is written on a recording surface of a hard disk drive. By launching writing of fine guide spirals from a launch point that is disposed on a pre-existing coarse guide spiral, writing of the fine guide spiral can be launched in response to a write head crossing the pre-existing coarse guide spiral, rather than in response to a precisely timed event.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Writing spirals with accurate slope on a disk drive media

A reference spiral is written on a recording surface of a magnetic storage disk that is free of position or timing information. The reference spirals are written on the recording surface with a substantially uniform slope by using open loop control of the position of a read/write head in conjunction with an iterative learning control scheme.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Hybrid-hdd that limits dirty data in nand

A hybrid hard disk drive (hdd) that includes a magnetic storage medium and a nonvolatile solid-state device limits the amount of data that are stored in the solid-state storage device but are not also stored in the magnetic storage device. By limiting such “flash-only” data to as much as can be flushed to the magnetic storage medium within a specified time, the hybrid hdd can flush all flash-only data to the magnetic storage medium immediately prior to a power-off of the drive.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Information processing apparatus and control information processing apparatus

An information processing apparatus includes a hard disk drive and a controller that controls the hard disk drive. The information processing apparatus includes a power supply unit that supplies power to the hard disk drive, the controller, and a load resistance, a power control unit that shifts the information processing apparatus from a first power state, in which the power is supplied to the hard disk drive and the controller, to a second power state, in which the power is supplied to the hard disk drive, while limiting supply of the power to the controller that controls the hard disk drive, and a switching unit that switches between stopping supplying the power to the load resistance in the first power state and supplying the power to the load resistance in the second power state..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Method and housing a hard-disk drive using a tray with anchoring strips

A method and apparatus discloses a tray configured to house a hard-disk drive (“hdd”) using at least one semi-flexible anchoring strip. An hdd assembly device, in one aspect, includes a tray, a u-shaped semi-flexible anchoring frame, and an hdd.
Netgear, Inc.



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  • Hard Disk Drive
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  • Optical Disk Drive
  • Die Assembly
  • Circuit Board
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