Ingeniería, investigación y tecnología
versão impressa ISSN 1405-7743
ORTIZ-PRADO, A.; SCHOUWENAARS-FRANSSENS, R.; JACOBO-ARMENDARIZ, V.H. e SANCHEZ-PEREZ, F.. Failure Analysis of Storage Data Magnetic Systems. Ing. invest. y tecnol. [online]. 2010, vol.11, n.4, pp. 431-443. ISSN 1405-7743.
This paper shows the conclusions about the corrosion mechanics in storage data magnetic systems (hard disk). It was done from the inspection of 198 units that were in service in nine different climatic regions characteristic for Mexico. The results allow to define trends about the failure forms and the factors that affect them. In turn, this study has analyzed the causes that led to mechanical failure and those due to deterioration by atmospheric corrosion. On the basis of the results obtained from the field sampling, demonstrates that the hard disk failure is fundamentally by mechanical effects. The deterioration by environmental effects were found in read-write heads, integrated circuits, printed circuit boards and in some of the electronic components of the controller card of the device, but not in magnetic storage surfaces. There fore, you can discard corrosion on the surface of the disk as the main kind of failure due to environmental deterioration. To avoid any inconvenience in the magnetic data storage system it is necessary to ensure sealing of the system.
Palavras-chave : Hard disk; atmospheric corrosion; corrosion in electronic equipment.