Patent Number: 6,480,451

Title: Information recording medium, information recording method and information recording apparatus

Abstract: A recording medium having a dummy signal area on at least one side of a recording area is used and information is recorded with a dummy signal added to at least one of the leading and trailing sides in the recorded information signal. The user data area remains unaffected by repeated overwriting so that recorded user data is reproduced correctly. In particular, the wave form distortion caused by fluidization of a recording film remains at the dummy signal area and does not affect the user data area, so that the reproduction of the target information (user data) is assured.

Inventors: Miyauchi; Yasushi (Akishima, JP), Terao; Motoyasu (Tokyo, JP), Hirotsune; Akemi (Higashimurayama, JP), Minemura; Hiroyuki (Kodaira, JP), Miyamoto; Harukazu (Kodaira, JP)

Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.

International Classification: G11B 7/00 (20060101); G11B 7/013 (20060101); G11B 7/007 (20060101); G11B 20/12 (20060101); G11B 7/006 (20060101); G11B 7/125 (20060101); G11B 7/24 (20060101); G11B 7/0045 (20060101); G11B 005/76 ()

Expiration Date: 11/12/2019