Information recording and retrieval apparatus Patent #: 4067044
ApplicationNo. 06/473629 filed on 03/09/1983
US Classes:369/43, WITH SERVO POSITIONING OF TRANSDUCER ASSEMBLY OVER TRACK COMBINED WITH INFORMATION SIGNAL PROCESSING369/30.15, Multiple movement control modes369/44.33, Recording (e.g., inhibit recording upon defect, etc.)369/52.1, CONTROL STRUCTURE ON STORAGE MEDIUM SENSED BY OTHER THAN TRANSDUCER SUPPORT (E.G., CONDUCTIVE STRIP, NOTCHED EDGE SENSOR)369/53.29, Transduced location indicating369/53.35Signal error correcting or detecting
ExaminersPrimary: Richardson, Robert L.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesG11B 21/08 (20060101)
G11B 27/36 (20060101)
G11B 19/04 (20060101)
G11B 7/00 (20060101)
G11B 19/02 (20060101)
G11B 7/0045 (20060101)
Foreign Application Priority Data1982-03-15 JP
AbstractA data recording apparatus is provided which has a recording/reproduction head for recording data on or reproducing the data from a recording medium, a moving mechanism for moving the recording/reproducing head on the recording medium, an error detector for detecting an error in accordance with a signal from the recording/reproduction head in the recording mode, and a control section for detecting that an access to a recording start track cannot be made by the recording/reproduction head for recording data, for determining a track number in the vicinity of the recording start track by the recording/reproduction head in accordance with a detection result, and for controlling a moving mechanism to move the recording/reproduction head to a target track ahead of a predetermined number of tracks which correspond to a distance between the target track and the recording start track without performing recording of data on the predetermined number of tracks in accordance with a detection result from a tracking error detector.