Patent Number: 6,400,892

Title: Adaptive disk drive operation

Abstract: In storing data on a storage device, for example, a disk drive, it is determined what type of data is to be stored, distinguishing between normal data and slow data, such as audio data or text messages. Slow data is data which can be used effectively when retrieved at a relatively low storage medium speed. Slow data is further assigned to be stored at a predetermined location on the storage medium selected to avoid reliability problems due to the slower medium speed. Storing and retrieving such data at a slower medium speed from the assigned location increases drive efficiency by conserving power without compromising storage device reliability.

Inventors: Smith; Gordon J. (Rochester, MN)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G11B 19/26 (20060101); G11B 19/12 (20060101); H04N 005/781 ()

Expiration Date: 06/04/2019