Patent Number: 7,787,203

Title: Error correction mapping

Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes receiving signals from multiple readers; and performing more error control processing on a signal from an outer reader than on a signal from an inner reader. A method according to one embodiment includes receiving signals from multiple readers; and performing different amounts of error control processing on signals from at least two of the readers. A tape drive system according to one embodiment includes a tape head having an array of readers; and a processor coupled to the head for performing error control processing, wherein the processor performs more error control processing on a signal from the outer reader than on a signal from the inner reader.

Inventors: Biskeborn; Robert Glenn (Hollister, CA), Karp; James Mitchell (Tucson, AZ)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G11B 5/09 (20060101); G11B 5/02 (20060101); G11B 5/584 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018