Spinstand Imaging

A Guzik 1701 MP spinstand has been used to image magnetic disks.  A sample of those images, obtained from a recent drive are shown below.  This imaging provides a dynamic diagnostic capability for examining hard disk drives.

 

Recent Ph. D. (2007)

The Study and Development of Automatic Data Acquisition System for Spin-Stand Imaging and Drive Independent Recovery of Hard Disk Data

Chun-Yang Tseng, Advisor: Professor Isaak D. Mayergoyz
http://www.lib.umd.edu/drum/bitstream/1903/6810/1/umi-umd-4298.pdf