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load/unload ramp

A small ramp in a disk drive that the read/write head moves to when the drive is turned off. Located off the edge of the platters or in the middle, these ramps were first used with laptop drives to withstand shock and later migrated to desktop drives.

The earlier constant start-stop (CSS) method parked the head in a textured landing zone. The textured area prevented the read/write head from sticking (see stiction) but required the head to fly higher above the platter to avoid the rougher surface. The subsequent ramp load method enabled greater areal density by allowing the head to fly lower over the surface.
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The ramp load is always hard for me to get up and down on, in all but the better trailers, especially since we are buying used, making them older and more difficult to manage as a rule.
The Hard Drive also has NoTouch ramp load technology that provides drive protection during transit and significantly reduces wear and tear to the recording head.
The drive's no touch ramp load technology also ensures that the recording head never touches the disk media, which results in significantly less wear to the recording head and media, as well as better drive protection when a drive is in transit, the statement said.
NoTouch ramp load technology - The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection when in transit.
Those include: StableTrac, which secures the motor shaft at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking during read and write operations[1]; IntelliPower, which fine-tunes the balance of spin speed, transfer rate and caching algorithms designed to deliver both significant power savings and solid performance; IntelliSeek, which calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise, and vibration; and NoTouch ramp load technology, which is designed to ensure the recording head never touches the disk media resulting in significantly less wear to the recording head and media, as well as better drive protection while in transit.
Implementing a plan to transition fueling from a standard ramp load to as required to meet mission requirements would help achieve this goal.
This new product family incorporates ramp load technology, a proven technique in mobile-class drives that parks the recording heads when the drive is idle, powered off and spinning up.
The general loading procedure was to ramp load the joints to dead/design load level, apply dynamic load, unload to zero, and finally apply ramp load to failure.
It sports the NoTouch ramp load technology which ensures that the recording head never touches the disk media ensuring less wear of the recording head and the media and also better protection of the drive in transit.
Seagate's new Momentus drives are lean on power consumption, allowing notebook users to work longer between battery charges, and are virtually inaudible thanks to Seagate's innovative SoftSonic(TM) fluid-dynamic bearing motors and QuietStep(TM) ramp load technology.
The hard drives are also lean on power consumption, allowing notebook users to work longer between battery charges, and are virtually inaudible thanks to Seagate's innovative SoftSonic(TM) fluid-dynamic bearing motors and QuietStep(TM) ramp load technology.