06327105 is referenced by 10 patents and cites 5 patents.

A highly reliable, low overhead method for determining a position of a magnetic storage medium that is divided into a plurality of servo sections is provided. The inventive method includes defining a predetermined bit pattern that corresponds to a known position of the magnetic storage medium. A positional index bit is associated with each servo section such that a known bit of the predetermined bit pattern is associated with the known position of the magnetic storage medium. A current positional index bit is read from the magnetic storage medium and a positional bit sequence comprising the current positional index bit is formed. The positional bit sequence is compared with the predetermined bit pattern and, based on the comparison, whether the position of the magnetic medium is the known position can be determined.

Title
Apparatus and methods for low overhead, highly reliable determination of position of a magnetic storage medium
Application Number
9/338098
Publication Number
6327105 (B1)
Application Date
June 23, 1999
Publication Date
December 4, 2001
Inventor
Marvin R DeForest
Niwot
CO, US
Agent
Woodcock Washburn
US
Assignee
Iomega Corporation
UT, US
IPC
G11B 5/09
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