Patent Number: 7,085,103

Title: Magnetic head slider with side pads which each have a width W and a length L, wherein W>L

Abstract: A magnetic head slider, for sliding on a magnetic disk, which has a leading edge, a trailing edge, an air bearing surface having a front step bearing of submicron depth made from the leading edge, and a rail surface made from the front step bearing. A negative pressure recess which is deeper than the front step bearing, is formed as a recess from the rail surf ace, and a side step bearing with a depth identical to that of the front step bearing is made from the rail surface. Side padB are provided which each have a width W and length L, wherein W is greater than L.

Inventors: Kohira; Hidekazu (Odawara, JP), Matsumoto; Masaaki (Fujisawa, JP), Hashimoto; Kiyoshi (Odawara, JP), Endo; Masayoshi (Odawara, JP), Takakura; Akio (Odawara, JP), Takeuchi; Yoshinori (Ishioka, JP), Higuchi; Shinsuke (Odawara, JP), Iida; Akira (Odawara, JP)

Assignee: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Japan, Ltd.

International Classification: G11B 5/60 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/01/02018