Patent Number: 6,169,641

Title: Methods and devices for controlling a head position actuator of a disk drive

Abstract: A data storage apparatus includes a servo controller (160) coupled to an actuator (190). The servo controller (160) provides control command signals to the actuator (190) to move a head from an initial position to a final position at a discrete time interval. A method of moving at least one head of a disk drive is also provided. The method includes the step of moving the head from an initial track to a final track without utilizing a separate track acquisition operation to position the head over the final track.

Inventors: Hayner; David A. (Austin, TX)

Assignee: Motorola, Inc.

International Classification: G11B 5/596 (20060101); G11B 005/596 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018