D.G. Nova update (boo f'ing hoo)
bshannon at tiac.net
Sun Apr 3 09:45:06 CDT 2005
I seem to recall that the Trident T-300's have no battery to retract the
heads. I'm not sure how they get retracted.
Also the CDC 300 meg drives I used to service had no batteries either.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Philip Pemberton" <philpem at dsl.pipex.com>
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Sent: Saturday, April 02, 2005 8:30 PM
Subject: Re: D.G. Nova update (boo f'ing hoo)
> In message <m1DHrqN-000IxvC at p850ug1>
> ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk (Tony Duell) wrote:
>> Didn't some winchesters use the spindle motor as a generator to provide
>> the emergency retraction current?
> I doubt this is in the same category, but the newer Maxtor drives (D740X
> later) seem to use a plastic paddle to lock the head. The head seems to
> "gravitate" towards the center of the platter when the drive is idling
> no current applied to the voice coil. If the drive is moving (and there's
> moving around inside it), the paddle is pushed towards the casing and
> the head actuator. When the drive slows down, the head is moved to the
> center of the platter (either under control of the drive or by some form
> mechanical effect) and when the drive slows down enough, the paddle
> back and locks the actuator.
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