Data Storage on Magnetic Disks
Published Online: 15 JAN 2008
Copyright © 2007 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering
How to Cite
Piramanayagam, S. N. 2008. Data Storage on Magnetic Disks. Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering.
- Published Online: 15 JAN 2008
Hard disk drives (HDDs) have been used as storage devices in computers for more than 50 years. Although the first HDD of 1956, which was three to four times bigger than a fridge, had a capacity of 5 × 10
Keywords: hard disk drive; magnetic recording; recording media; perpendicular recording; data storage; electron spin; sputtering; magnetic recording medium; patterned media; heat assisted magnetic recording