Improvements of the Aerodynamic and Thermal Characteristics of an S-Shaped Windowed HDD Arms

Ibrahim, M.D and Junaidi, E. and Osman, M.S and Khan, A.A (2012) Improvements of the Aerodynamic and Thermal Characteristics of an S-Shaped Windowed HDD Arms. In: 2012 ASME-ISPS /JSME-IIP Joint International Conference on Micromechatronics for Information and Precision Equipment MIPE2012, June 18-20, 2012.

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Recently, hard disk drives (HDDs) having averages of 7,200 rotational per minute (rpm) are the norm. However, high-end HDDs which require higher revolutionary speed and higher track density need smart countermeasures for flow-induced vibration (FIV) such as arm vibrations; and HDDs excessive heat rise, without increasing its power consumptions. The authors propose a new actuator arm with a better window, whereby each arms in the arm actuator has a large hole with the same outer size as the original actuator arm. Another improvement that the authors propose is by creating the outer design to be a novel S-shaped design to promote better air flow in between. In this paper, the behavior of these air flows inside an HDD with the consideration of a bigger window and an S-shaped design arm actuator was studied.

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Additional Information: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, (UNIMAS)
Uncontrolled Keywords: UNIMAS, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Aerodynamic, S-shaped windowed hdd arms, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 20 May 2014 03:38
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2022 04:55

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