05668679 is referenced by 225 patents and cites 7 patents.

A servowriter capable of non-invasively servowriting a magnetic recording disk drive controls the drive's on-board electro-mechanical head-position actuator system and read/write interface to self-servowrite the target drive. A head within the drive is used to write, open loop, a set of spiral tracks having embedded timing information. The spiral tracks are subsequently used to position the head so that standard embedded servo wedges can then be written. After the standard embedded servo wedges are written, the spiral tracks may be overwritten with user data.

Title
System for self-servowriting a disk drive
Application Number
8/576182
Publication Number
5668679
Application Date
December 21, 1995
Publication Date
September 16, 1997
Inventor
Stanley H Shepherd
Morgan Hill
CA, US
Paul A Swearingen
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Debra A Chun
David B Harrison
Assignee
Quantum Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G11B 21/02
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