Sliding support structure of disc machine

Application Number: 00108293
Application Date: 1996.04.05
Publication Number: 1279465
Publication Date: 2001.01.10
Priority Information: 1995/4/7 JP 082287/95
International: G11B5/60;G11B21/21
Applicant(s) Name: Hitachi Ltd.
Inventor(s) Name: Otaira Eiichi;Tokisue Hiromitsu;Matsumoto Naoaki
Patent Agency Code: 11038
Patent Agent: zhang zuchang
Abstract A magnetic disk unit includes a magnetic disk attached to a spindle so as to be rotatable, a slider having a magnetic head for reading/writing data onto/from the magnetic disk, a suspension for providing the slider with a predetermined load, and an actuator arm for positioning the slider attached to the suspension on the magnetic disk. A first pad including the magnetic head and second pads including no magnetic heads are disposed on an air bearing surface of the slider. During rotation of said magnetic disk, a part of the first pad keeps in contact with the magnetic disk. A load point of the suspension with respect to the slider is positioned between a leading edge of the slider and a position located at a distance equivalent to substantially 0.42 times a whole length of the slider from the leading edge of the slider.