Maxtor XT-2190

Al Kossow aek at
Sun Jan 18 12:16:44 CST 2015

On 1/18/15 10:06 AM, David Gesswein wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 17, 2015 at 07:29:10PM -0500, Steven Hirsch wrote:
>> On Sat, 17 Jan 2015, David Gesswein wrote:
>> That drive has a dedicated servo surface (thus the odd number of
>> heads). Not sure there's any concept of microstepping in that
>> arrangement.
> The Seagate ST-4096 is also a servo drive and has the ability to move
> the heads a partial track for read error recovery. I assume its adding an
> offset into the servo loop to vary the head position.
I did some digging and I don't have any schematics scanned for Maxtor.
Are there any patent numbers on the drive? It may be worth digging around
for Maxtor patents from the mid-80's.

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