The H-6585 magnetic disk unit was developed as a device with twice the capacity of the H-8598 (630MB/actuator). The basic system of this unit derived from the H-8576, but I/O control was done independently for each actuator mounted to the same spindle, and thus there was a problem in that, if one side performed a seek while the other side was performing a read/write operation, the reaction produced during the seek was transmitted via the base, causing a drop in the head positioning accuracy of the actuator.
To achieve a high TPI with this unit, a system was adopted in which an actuator was provided for each spindle, thereby avoiding mechanical interference between actuators. The number of disks per HDA was reduced compared to the single actuator system, and the rise in temperature of the HDA was alleviated. Therefore a completely sealed structure was used.
In order to achieve high-density recording, MnZn was used as the magnetic head material, and the 1-7 recording was used as the recording modulation system.
Each actuator had a capacity of 1,260MB, and was compatible with the IBM3380E.
|Memory capacity per unit
|Memory capacity per spindle
|Surface recording density
|Head type/number per actuator
|Lightweight MnZn ferrite/24+1(Servo)
|Average access time
|Disk rotation speed
|Data transfer speed