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A data transfer apparatus is described for transferring data between at least one transducer head of the data transfer apparatus and a data medium removably received in the data transfer apparatus. The data transfer apparatus is operable to monitor at least one data transfer performance characteristic, and to use results of the monitoring to set an indicator for access by the data transfer apparatus, for use in connection with a subsequent head-cleaning process using a designated head-cleaning medium, the indicator corresponding to an appropriate quality of head-cleaning process.

Title
Data transfer apparatus head cleaning
Application Number
11/359500
Publication Number
7321478 (B2)
Application Date
February 23, 2006
Publication Date
January 22, 2008
Inventor
Andrew Malcolm George Clarke
Bristol
GB
Nigel Ronald Evans
Bristol
GB
John Mark Mackelden
Bristol
GB
Assignee
Hewlett Packard Development Company
TX, US
IPC
G11B 27/36
G11B 19/02
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