Patent Number: 7,088,538

Title: Adaptively estimating a read access time to a second track based upon the binned radial position of the second track within a rotating media storage device

Abstract: A rotating media storage device (RMSD) to adaptively estimate a read access time to a second track based on the radial position of the second track is disclosed. The RMSD includes a disk having at least a first track and a second track and a microprocessor for controlling operations in the RMSD including seek operations. During a seek operation, the microprocessor bins a radial position of the second track and estimates a read access time to the second track based on the binned radial position of the second track.

Inventors: Codilian; Raffi (Irvine, CA), Thelin; Gregory B. (Garden Grove, CA)

Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: G11B 15/18 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018