read-write head


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read-write head

Computing an electromagnet that can both read and write information on a magnetic medium such as magnetic tape or disk
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The bearing and the read-write head move at acceleration rates up to 50 gs on a slender air cushion (only 50 nanometers thick) above the storage disk surface.
Seagate Technology said it was turning its Derry plant into "the global technology leader in the production of read-write heads for hard disc drives".
Seagate is a manufacturer of disc drives, magnetic discs and read-write heads, an innovator in tape drives, and a developer of Business Intelligence software.
Seagate is a manufacturer of disc drives, magnetic discs and read-write heads, an innovator in tape drives and a developer of Enterprise Information Management software.
Starting with green tea extract, he and his Ventana colleagues brewed up a concoction of chemically modified tea, synthetic proteins, and an abrasive to be used to finely polish, or lap, the aluminum-titanium-carbide ceramic slivers that become read-write heads.