Magnetic Information Storage Technology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780127345703, 9780080510613

Magnetic Information Storage Technology

1st Edition

A Volume in the ELECTROMAGNETISM Series

Authors: Shan Wang Alex Taratorin
Hardcover ISBN: 9780127345703
eBook ISBN: 9780080510613
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th April 1999
Page Count: 536
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Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. Fundamentals of Inductive Magnetic Head and Medium. Read Process in Magnetic Recording. Write Process in Magnetic Recording. Inductive Magnetic Process. Magnetoresistive Heads. Magnetic Recording Media. Channel Coding and Error Correction. Noises. Nonlinear Distortions. Peak Detection Channel. PRML Channel. Decision Feedback Channel. Off-Track Performance. Head-Disk Assembly Servo. Fundamental Limitations of Magnetic Recording. Alternative Information Storage Technologies.


This text explains how hard disk drives operate, how billions of bytes of digital information are stored and accessed, and where the technology is going. In particular, the book emphasizes the most fundamental principles of magnetic information storage, including in-depth knowledge of both magnetics and signal processing methods. Magnetic Information Storage Technology contains many graphic illustrations and an introduction of alternative storage technologies, such as optic disk recording, holographic recording, semiconductor flash memory, and magnetic random access memory.

Key Features

@bul:* Provides the fundamentals of magnetic information storage and contrasts it with a comparison of alternative storage technologies

  • Addresses the subject at the materials, device and system levels
  • Addresses the needs of the multi-billion-dollar-a year magnetic recording and information storage industry
  • Emphasizes both theoretical and experimental concepts
  • Condenses current knowledge on magnetic information storage technology into one self-contained volume
  • Suitable for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as seasoned researchers, engineers and professionals in data and information storage fields


Graduate and upper-level undergraduate students, researchers in the storage industry, entry-level engineers, and professionals interested in information storage.


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About the Authors

Shan Wang Author

Affiliations and Expertise

The Bloomfield Centre for Research in Aging, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Alex Taratorin Author

Affiliations and Expertise

IBM, Almaden Research Center, San Jose, California, U.S.A.