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Track Pitch Design Considering Skew Angles and Adjacent Track Interference in HDD
Masayoshi SHIMOKOSHI Jay MOSBRUCKER Kris SCHOUTERDEN
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics
Publication Date: 2015/09/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Storage Technology
perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR), HDD, skew angle, track squeeze, ATI, track pitch,
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Two-track squeeze and adjacent track interference (ATI) are major barriers to increasing track density in hard disk drives (HDD). These depend on skew angles made by a magnetic head and circumferential direction on a magnetic disk. This paper describes relationships between the skew angle and the magnetic core width (MCW) which affects two-track squeeze and ATI performance. We propose a design concept of a track pitch profile at different skew angles considering MCW. Equivalent robustness of ATI performance on different skew angle conditions is obtained with the optimized track pitch.