read-write head


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read-write head

(ˈriːdˈraɪt)
n
(Computer Science) 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 group built a system that uses a read-write head from a hard disk drive to measure those fields, and a much more sensitive replacement is in development.
Dynamic fly height technology where each read-write head's fly height is adjusted in real time for optimum reliability.
It features an improved read-write head giving increased storage density of 477Mb/mm and allowing the drive to use just two platters.
Precision mechatronics and control is relevant to the hard disk drive industry primarily in the contexts of precision control of read-write head, control of spindle motor, and creation of precision magnetic pattern on disks during manufacturing.
A spin-polarized current passing through the wire could shunt the beadlike memory regions back and forth past a read-write head at the U's base.
The new micromachine, a variable-reluctance motor suspended by gimbal springs, moves a data recording read-write head through a range of [+ or -]10 microns just above the surface of a spinning data storage disk and positions it to submicron accuracy.
The tape length ought to be variable: any read-write head should be allowed to splice a small amount of new tape into the middle (or chop some out) if this improves the match with recurrences.
"Since we set up here in 1993 we have invested heavily in our people and in our technology to ensure that we are the leading edge of read-write head manufacturing for hard disk drives.
The device is expected to be capable of storing 4GB of information and features a read-write head that is reportedly half the size of previous read-write heads.
The instrument, a type of so-called magnetoresistive microscope, slowly and repeatedly passes a sample piece of tape or other medium under a tiny read-write head from a computer hard drive.
During operation, some magnetic storage systems are designed to have the magnetic read-write head in contact with the media while others are not.
magnetic, which precludes the need for read-write heads), but their components