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9013823 System, method and computer program product for optimization of tape performance  
A tape performance optimization method may include accumulating data in a memory, monitoring the accumulation of data, determining whether a certain amount of data has been accumulated in the...
8896958 Tape width measurements  
A tape drive is disclosed. The tape drive determines a current tape width and writes data to the tape as well as the current tape width. The tape width written to the tape is associated with the...
8867160 Reducing total seek time for determining an access sequence of data stored on a tape medium  
A first data group in an access sequence is selected based on which data group in the data groups has a beginning closest to a current position of the tape medium. Those data groups located in...
8856437 System, method and computer program product for optimization of tape performance using distributed file copies  
A tape performance optimization method may include accumulating data in a memory, monitoring the accumulation of data, determining whether a certain amount of data has been accumulated in the...
8817411 System, method and computer program product for optimization of tape performance  
A tape performance optimization method may include accumulating data in a memory, monitoring the accumulation of data, determining whether a certain amount of data has been accumulated in the...
8736993 Failure-resistant multi-LUN hard disk drive  
Approaches are provided for a hard-disk drive (HDD) and techniques for using multiple LUNs per HDD where each LUN is mapped to a head/disk interface. In one example, a HDD generates multiple LUNs...
8654476 Method and system for operating a tape drive  
Methods, computer systems, and computer program products are provided for operating a tape drive comprising a tape medium with a plurality of record groups stored thereon. Access sequence for the...
8599511 Apparatus for controlling writing data and method for the same  
In a controller of a tape drive, when a command processor receives a command for moving to the end of data (“EOD”) or the like, an operation signal output unit suspends the moving of a tape and a...
8566517 System, method and computer program product for optimization of tape performance using distributed file copies  
A tape performance optimization method may include accumulating data in a memory, monitoring the accumulation of data, determining whether a certain amount of data has been accumulated in the...
8537490 Method and system for determining access sequence of data stored on a tape medium  
For determining an access sequence of a plurality of data groups stored on a tape medium, a first data group in the access sequence is selected based on which data group in the plurality of data...
8526136 Method and system for determining access sequence of data stored on a tape medium  
For determining an access sequence of a plurality of data groups stored on a tape medium, a first data group in the access sequence is selected based on which data group in the plurality of data...
8477440 Tape recorder and tape recording that increases empty tape area without loss of necessary data  
Provided is a tape recorder that has a tape including at least one partition and that controls access to the tape. The tape recorder includes: means for identifying a position of data on the tape;...
8270817 Recording apparatus, recording medium, reproduction apparatus, program, and method  
A recording apparatus is for a DVD on which a TS-VOB, and pieces of playback path information each showing a playback path of the TS-VOB are recorded. When extended control with various contents...
8244953 System and method for faster data retrieval from tape media  
The present invention is a system and method for extending the functionality of tape device tapemarks. When data is backed up to tape, the tape controller may mark the tape with a tapemark to...
8190831 Methods and apparatus for detecting a syncMark in a hard disk drive  
Methods and apparatus are provided for detecting a syncMark in a read channel, such as a hard disk drive. A syncMark is detected in a sector in an iterative read channel by obtaining a sector...
8037268 Storage system and operation method thereof  
Aiming to suitably balance, when backing up data to a magnetic tape, search time and writing/reading performance depending on the purpose of the backup, provided is a disk array apparatus...
8027109 Reuse of partially expired physical tape volume  
Reuse of partially expired physical tape volumes reuse is attained in a longitudinal tape data storage drive, wherein data is stored as a sequence of serpentine wraps, a wrap comprising a first...
7929830 Recording, reproducing, and recording/reproducing apparatuses for recording input data in a recording medium capable of non-linear access and methods thereof  
In recording, reproducing, and recording/reproducing apparatuses and methods thereof, while endlessly-recording first data, desired second data can be easily stored. The present invention...
7911727 Controlling motion of storage media  
An apparatus for writing data to a data storage medium on which data is stored in data groups (N−3 to N+1) comprising tracks extending across and spaced from a reference edge of the storage medium...
7903363 Same Wrap backhitchless write method to encode data on a tape storage medium  
A method to write information to a tape storage medium by disposing a tape storage medium in a tape drive apparatus comprising a write head. The method moves the tape storage medium in a first...
7898758 Systems and methods for storing data to magnetic tape having damaged areas  
A method for using magnetic tape having damaged areas is disclosed. The method may include writing data to streaming magnetic tape, determining if the data write was successful, and responding to...
7864478 Verification of a tape data storage cartridge  
The provision of verification for data storage cartridges having data storage tape media employs determining the volume identity of a data storage cartridge; and providing an internal label at...
7817901 Recording and reproducing apparatus  
A recording and reproducing apparatus including a reproduction unit configured to reproduce information data, which is error-correcting-coded for every N tracks, from a recording medium, wherein...
7808154 Actuator unit, driving device for information recording/reading head, information recording/reading apparatus, and method for driving the actuator unit  
An actuator unit including a friction drive actuator, a driving device for information recording/reading head, an information recording/reading apparatus and a method for driving the actuator unit...
7796856 Information processing apparatus and method, and program therefor  
An optical disk contains main video data obtained by compressing pictures captured by a video camera at a relatively low compression ratio, low resolution proxy video data obtained by performing...
7721141 Recording medium for storing start position information for each zone and method and apparatus of managing data using the information  
A recording medium for storing start position information for each zone, a method of managing data using the information, and an apparatus for recording the information and controlling recording...
7633701 Method and system for increasing recording format reliability for limited media space in a tape drive system  
A method for increasing recording format reliability in a tape drive system is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes identifying a default media information region (MIR) on a media,...
7633700 Method and system for contiguously appending data onto media in a tape drive system  
A method for contiguously appending data onto media in a tape drive system is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes reading existing data recorded on a media, determining an append...
7595950 Robust data storage techniques for two-sided data storage tape  
In an embodiment, a data storage tape includes a first side including recorded data and a second side including recorded error correcting code data for the recorded data on the first side. In...
7590799 OSD deterministic object fragmentation optimization in a disc drive  
An apparatus includes a storage medium, an arm for positioning a recording head adjacent to the storage medium, and a controller for receiving objects and for selecting blocks on the storage...
7587546 Device, method, and program product for controlling a tape data storage drive  
A device, method, and machine-readable medium program product for controlling a tape data storage drive are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a device is provided for controlling a tape...
7577786 Restore accelerator for serial media backup systems  
A method for accelerating a tape backup system restore process receives a list of files that are to be restored and searches a tape catalogue to find tape volume and file sequence numbers for each...
7565057 Information processing apparatus and information processing method  
A recording unit for recording image information and/or audio information onto a replaceable tape-shaped recording medium, filing units for filing the image information and/or the audio...
7535664 Performance enhancement for tape write immediate operations  
A method for writing data in a tape drive is provided by the present invention. The present invention provides a method for writing data in a tape drive. The invention include allocating a blank...
7440212 Method and systems for a highly error tolerant tape format  
Described herein are media drives for writing information to a media (e.g., a tape media), systems for storing information on a storage medium, and methods of writing information to a media. The...
7408731 Track allocation method of disk drive  
Embodiments in accordance with the present invention relate to methods wherein a capacity of a disk drive is increased by partially overwriting adjacent tracks to shorten the track width and...
7398006 Disc access processor processing a result of accessing a disc and method thereof  
Prior to recording, a difference between a disc's temporal, maximum recordable length and a temporal length having been consumed by recording data is calculated. A scale is determined to allow a...
7398000 Digital video segment identification  
An entertainment system, having a capability to playback a stored digital video record that includes frames of video data received from a television broadcast system, approximates ranges of frames...
RE39809 Hard sectoring circuit and method for a rotating disk data storage device  
An apparatus for providing sector location pulses to a controller of a rotating disk data storage device having a counter clocked in proportion to the disk rotation rate and an accumulator for...
7221985 On-screen calibration system and operating method thereof  
An on-screen calibration system for disc drives and the operating method thereof. The calibration system includes an autocollimator detecting the inclined angle of the stage of a disc drive. A...
7203415 Recording, reproducing, and recording/reproducing apparatuses for recording input data in a recording medium capable of non-linear access and methods therefor  
In recording, reproducing, and recording/reproducing apparatuses and methods thereof, while endlessly-recording first data, desired second data can be easily stored. The apparatuses include a...
7194186 Flexible marking of recording data by a recording unit  
The invention enables a recorder to mark a recording as an event is being recorded. The invention can enable the specification of a mark so that the mark is associated with recording data obtained...
7193805 Flying-type disk drive slider with micropad  
A slider (2′) with a reduced fly height is disclosed. The slider includes a small micropad (66) on the lower surface (22′) of the slider (2′). A sensor region (62) of a head (61) that is carried...
7111135 Random access time to data stored on LTO tape by incorporating stacked cartridge memory (CM) modules  
A tape cartridge having dual cartridge memory modules to provide memory redundancy, and a method and apparatus for providing redundancy of cartridge memory information within a tape cartridge. The...
7076603 Method for mapping a selected sector to a zone on a disk  
A method is disclosed for mapping a selected sector to a zone on a disk having a plurality of zones during the operations of a disk drive. The method includes receiving a sector address...
7042668 Method and apparatus for generating an index location from a spin motor of a disk drive  
A method and apparatus for generating an index location from a spin motor of a disk drive are disclosed. A disk drive includes a motor having a plurality of commutation states, wherein changes in...
6981116 System and method for information control block tracking streams for universal disk format file systems  
A system and method for providing information control block (ICB) tracking streams for Universal Disk Format (UDF) file systems. The streams assist in tracking the location of the ICBs on the...
6973257 Method for indexing and searching moving picture using motion activity description method  
A method for indexing and searching a moving picture using a motion activity description method is disclosed, which includes a step for describing a motion feature information based on a f—code...
6967803 Recording medium, recording method, and recorder  
When the data recording is performed on a magnetic tape in various recording densities, information relating to the recording density (recording-density related information) is recorded in the...
6967802 System and method for reducing latency for serially accessible media  
A technique for reducing the access time in a storage system having serially accessible media. One or more duplicate copies of data are maintained at different offset locations on serial media....

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