write head

write head

[′rīt ‚hed]
(electronics)
Device that stores digital information as coded electrical pulses on a magnetic drum, disk, or tape.
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Alps realized even higher recording density for the recording surface of the write head through the use of the vertical recording system that has been proven to boost recording density, and by shifting from the previous longitudinal system to the perpendicular system.
In hard drives, for example, the damping process is important for the write head that generates field pulses, the media that switch to record the field pulses as a magnetization pattern, and for the read head sensors that detect the fields from the recorded pattern.
In addition, a preamplifier is integral to the write process by driving current through the inductive write head, which records information on the platter.
The servo write head is a mirror image of a single servo frame with two non-parallel write gaps on the recording surface.
Achieving superior reliability results on the Travelstar 5K160 involved major changes to both the write head and the recording media.
Use of new PMR write head greatly improved soft error rate through ability to write smaller data bits more sharply and with greater fidelity;
another researcher on the team, jokes that the write head used in the experiment--a 2-mile-long linear accelerator--"is a bit clumsy.
The active servo elements are always arranged to be on the opposite head 'bump' to the read/write elements, preventing interference from the write head elements.
However, the fields that can be applied are limited by the magnetic materials from which the write head is made.
In the write heads of hard disk drives and in some other established technologies, bit flipping relies on magnetic fields generated by other magnets, notes Chia-Ling Chien of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
However, this would also require improvements in write heads that record data by magnetizing the disk's domains, he notes.