Patent Number: 6,804,078

Title: Apparatus and method to expedite data access from a portable data storage cartridge

Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed to read from a portable data storage cartridge data position information, and to communicate that data position information to a data drive unit during transport of the cartridge to that data drive unit.

Inventors: Slawson; Staley Bert (Tucson, AZ), Yardy; Raymond (Tucson, AZ)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G11B 15/68 (20060101); G11B 17/22 (20060101); G11B 017/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/12016