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A Microactuator for Tracking Servo

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Toshiki Hirano, Henry Yang, Matthew White

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, San Jose, CA

Surya Pattanaik, Satya Arya

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies

Paper No. 2003-TRIB-333, pp. 21-25; 5 pages
  • STLE/ASME 2003 International Joint Tribology Conference
  • Magnetic Storage Symposium: Frontiers of Magnetic Hard Disk Drive Tribology and Technology
  • Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA, October 26–29, 2003
  • Conference Sponsors: Tribology Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3705-X | eISBN: 0-7918-3704-1
  • Copyright © 2003 by ASME


To achieve higher data track density of a hard-disk drive (HDD), a microactuator that is placed between suspension beam and a slider and moves slider relative to suspension was investigated. This paper presents new microactuator design, “bipolar microactuator” and its performance in a hard-disk drive.

Copyright © 2003 by ASME



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