Patent Number: 7,613,525

Title: Disk device for serial communication and method of controlling the same

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a disk device and a method of controlling the device which is capable of suppressing peak current, even for serial communication, that is required when initiating rotation of a spindle motor down to a level equivalent to that of parallel communication, without prolonging elapsed time before reaching the steady rotation speed. In one embodiment, an HDD includes a serial communication circuit which executes serial communication with a host, an SPM which rotates a disk, an HDC/MPU which controls the SPM and the serial communication circuit. The HDC/MPU, after shutting down the serial communication circuit once, starts up the serial communication circuit again when rotation speed of the SPM reached the specified standard value, and establishes serial communication with the host by means of the serial communication circuit.

Inventors: Ogasawara; Kenji (Kanagawa, JP), Saitoh; Hirofumi (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Netherlands B.V.

International Classification: G11B 15/46 (20060101); G05B 11/01 (20060101); G05B 19/18 (20060101); G11B 5/596 (20060101); H02P 1/00 (20060101); H02P 1/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017