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Intricate Modeling of HDD and

Reliability Analysis in Light of


Advances in Nanotechnology
and MEMS
Rohit Pathak
Satyadhar Joshi
Satyadhar_joshi@yahoo.com
xrohit@hotmail.com
(Research Paper Available at IEEE Xplore
Kindly cite the PPT as per the IEEE
copyright)
Nano / MEMS enabled HDD
modeling
• Areas covered in modeling aspects of
HDD
Nanotechnology and
its implications
on current data
storage mediums
have been
exemplified.
We have elucidated
the influence of
recent advances of
Nano-Composites,
MEMS (Micro
Electro Mechanical
Systems) etc. and
their implications
towards the
development of
storage devices in
the future.
Actuators and Heads
• Modeling of Comb drive actuator in SUG
AR for HDD applications
• Most of the research on MEMS enables
devices in HDD has been on MEMS
based actuators and heads.
ε hnV
2
F=
g
junc1 = { node{} }
junc2 = { node{} }
for i=0,11 do
junc1[1] = node{0, i*ancw, 0}
junc1[2] = node{}
anchor { junc1[1]; material=p1,
l=ancl, w=ancw }
beam3d { junc1[1], junc1[2] ;
material=p1,
l=beamLength+ancl, w=bmw }
Thin film and storage disk
R e se a rch in th in film s
a n d u se o f n a n o
co m p o site s a n d
p o lym e r th in film s a re
b e n e fitin g H D D
te ch n o lo g ie s.
MODELING OF MEMS AND
RELIABILITY OF HDD
• Output of a multi-
cantilever model as
an example of
modeling of a MEMS
based array
• MTTF is mean time to
failure
• p is the probability of
device failing
• for i=0,11 do
junc[1] = node{0, i*gap, 0}
junc[2] = node{}
junc[3] = node{}
s +1 1
anchor { junc[1] ; material=p1, l=ancl,
w=ancw, h=ancw } MTTF = +
beam3d { junc[1], junc[2] ; material=p1,
l=beamLength, w=2u }
( N + 1)λ N λ
f3d { junc[2] ; F=20u, oz=90 }
beam3d { junc[2], junc[3] ; material=p1,
l=prbl, w=2u, oz=90 }
− λN t 1
end pn (t ) = e (λ N t )
n

n!
CONCLUSION
• Thus we have substantiated that the innovations
in nanotechnology and MEMS are providing
stimulus to the growth and progression of HDD
technologies.
• We have also expounded on the integration of
developments in the realm of Nanotechnology
and its influence on current HDD technology.
• Advancements in MEMS fabrication technology,
reliability prediction and modeling can help us
to successfully incorporate them in HDDs.
• Thin films with different nano materials and nano
composites are being developed and have
great potential for the future as their novel
properties can be exploited to assimilate them
in current HDD.
• Some calculations of Reliability and Physics are
also shown in MATLAB programming.