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 Hard disk drive assembly with field-separable mechanical module and drive control patent thumbnailnew patent Hard disk drive assembly with field-separable mechanical module and drive control
A system for storing data includes a rack, one or more data storage drive assemblies coupled to the rack, and a data control module coupled to the rack. The data storage drive assemblies include one or more drive mechanical modules configured to store data and one or more drive control modules coupled to the drive mechanical modules.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.


 Substrate for suspension, process for producing the same, suspension for magnetic head, and hard disk drive patent thumbnailSubstrate for suspension, process for producing the same, suspension for magnetic head, and hard disk drive
A substrate for suspension comprises a metallic substrate, an insulating layer formed on the metallic substrate, a conductor layer formed on the insulating layer, and a cover layer covering the conductor layer. The insulating layer and the cover layer are formed from different materials, whose coefficients of hygroscopic expansion are in the range between 3×10−6/% rh and 30×10−6/% rh.
Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.


 Method and  sas open address frame processing in sas expanders patent thumbnailMethod and sas open address frame processing in sas expanders
Sas expanders are commonly used within a sas network topology to allow multiple disk drives (targets) to connect to multiple host devices (initiators). A connection between an initiator and a target is setup inside an expander on the pathway between the initiator and the target.
Microsemi Storage Solutions, Inc.


 Piezoelectric film, piezoelectric film element, piezoelectric actuator, piezoelectric sensor, hard-disk drive and ink jet printer head patent thumbnailPiezoelectric film, piezoelectric film element, piezoelectric actuator, piezoelectric sensor, hard-disk drive and ink jet printer head
A piezoelectric film containing (k,na)nbo3 as the main component, wherein, when a surface of the piezoelectric film was observed in a field view within a specified range, a plurality of first crystals and a plurality of second crystals are arranged in the surface of the piezoelectric film, wherein, the first crystal has a slender shape orientating toward the first orientation along the surface, and the second crystal has a slender shape orientating toward the second orientation which crosses with the first orientation along the surface.. .
Tdk Corporation


 Disk drive suspension assembly having a partially flangeless load point dimple patent thumbnailDisk drive suspension assembly having a partially flangeless load point dimple
Various embodiments concern a suspension assembly of a disk drive. The suspension assembly includes a load beam comprising a major planar area formed from a substrate.
Hutchinson Technology Incorporated


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


 Magnetic head, disk drive with the same and  manufacturing magnetic head patent thumbnailMagnetic head, disk drive with the same and manufacturing magnetic head
According to one embodiment, a magnetic head includes an air bearing surface, a first surface on which contact pads connected to elements are provided, a pair of second surfaces provided respectively with a connection terminal connected to the contact pad, a main pole with a distal end portion extending to the air bearing surface, a write shield opposing the distal end portion of the main pole with a write gap therebetween, and a high-frequency oscillator provided between the main pole and the write shield within the write gap and electrically connected to the main pole and the write shield. The high-frequency oscillator includes a spin injection layer and an oscillation layer, and at least the oscillation layer is recessed in a direction away from the air bearing surface..
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


 Work parameter of hard disk modifying system and modifying method patent thumbnailWork parameter of hard disk modifying system and modifying method
A hard disk modifying system includes a hard disk, a driver chip, a displaying module, an input module, a working parameters obtaining module, and a working parameters modifying module. The driver chip connects to the hard disk.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


 System and  wireless video playback patent thumbnailSystem and wireless video playback
A system and method for wireless video playback. The system includes a wireless video player having a wireless transceiver, a connector port, a disk drive, a processor, a non-transitory computer readable medium operatively connected to the processor, and a logic stored in the non-transitory medium.

 Hard disk drive and pivot assembly bearing device patent thumbnailHard disk drive and pivot assembly bearing device
A hard disk drive according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a pivot assembly bearing device with a shaft, rolling bearings and a sleeve, a cylindrical convex portion formed in a cover member at the upper side, protruding inward, and fixed to an upper end surface of the shaft, a convex portion formed on a base member at the lower side, protruding inward, and fixed to a lower end surface of the shaft, and a labyrinth gap formed by opposing an outer peripheral surface of the convex portion to an inner peripheral surface of a sleeve in a radial direction and/or by opposing an outer peripheral surface of the convex portion to the inner peripheral surface of the sleeve in a radial direction.. .
Minebea Co., Ltd.


Jbod apparatus having bmc module and controlling the same

A jbod apparatus (1) having a hard disk drive (hdd) expander (11), a switch (13) and a bmc module (12) is disclosed. The hdd expander (11) is connected to a plurality of hard drives (5) respectively.
Aic Inc.

Set 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.



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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