Disc drive slider having textured pads Patent uri icon


  • A disc drive slider includes a slider body and a rail formed on the slider body. The rail includes a bearing surface which faces a surface of a disc. A textured portion is formed on the bearing surface of the rail. Pads are deposited on the textured portions. The pads operate to reduce stiction, dynamic friction, and the likelihood of damage to the slider or the surface of the disc due to contact therebetween.

author list (cited authors)

  • Hipwell, M. C., Riddering, J. W., Hanchi, J. V., Stover, L. E., Stoebe, T. W., Karr, B. W., & Zhu, J.

complete list of authors

  • Hipwell, M Cynthia||Riddering, JW||Hanchi, JV||Stover, LE||Stoebe, TW||Karr, BW||Zhu, J

publication date

  • March 2003