Patent Number: 7,787,341

Title: Optical disk device and method for determining disk type

Abstract: An optical disk device includes a pickup head, and a controller which controls the pickup head. The controller subtracting a second measured value determined from an amplitude value of the tracking error signal when the pickup head irradiates a second area of the optical disk with a first DVD laser beam, from a first measured value determined from the amplitude value of the tracking error signal output when the pickup irradiates a first area of the optical disk with the first DVD laser beam, to determine an evaluation value. The controller determining that the optical disk is the first DVD if the evaluation value is smaller than a reference value, and determining that the installed optical disk is a second DVD if the evaluation value is larger than the reference value, the second DVD optical disk having a smaller track width than the first DVD optical disk.

Inventors: Nakane; Hiroshi (Fukaya, JP), Kakizaki; Mikio (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Corporation

International Classification: G11B 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018