hard drive data recovery

From: Don Maslin <donm_at_cts.com>
Date: Sat Jul 11 13:52:19 1998

On Sat, 11 Jul 1998, Sam Ismail wrote:

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> Why can't they make a hard drive that's crash proof? Even if the
> mechanics fail, can't some hardend substance like glass be layed over the
> platter so if the head did crash it would only scratch the glass? Then
> you would simply open the drive, pull out the platter, replace the glass
> shield if necessary, then insert it into a working assembly. The head
> calibration would be adjusted to compensate for the extra distance to the
> platter.

You forget that what permits the high areal density on current drives is
the fact that the heads are able to fly so close to the magnetic media
surface. What you propose would probably make your 1.2gb drive into
about a 1.2kb drive!
                                                 - don
Received on Sat Jul 11 1998 - 13:52:19 BST

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