Patent Number: 7,043,744

Title: Disk cartridge and disk drive apparatus

Abstract: A disk cartridge has a reflection portion to identify a kind of a disk in the disk cartridge. A disk drive apparatus has an optical detector to identify the kind of the disk by irradiating a beam to the reflection portion and detecting the reflected beam. The disk cartridge and the disk drive apparatus provide identification marks for identifying the kind of the disk by varying the angle and amount of a beam reflected from the reflection portions on the disk cartridge. Therefore, the kind of a disk and the type of a disk format are identified as well as the storage capacity of the disk.

Inventors: Choi; Han-kook (Gyeonggi-do, KR), Kim; Sun-mo (Seoul, KR), Lee; Yong-hoon (Gyeonggi-do, KR), Chung; Chong-sam (Gyeonggi-do, KR), Kim; Seok-jung (Gyeonggi-do, KR)

Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G11B 23/03 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/09/02018