Patent Number: 8,717,861

Title: Information storage medium, reproducing method, and recording method

Abstract: A machine readable information storage medium, a reproducing method and apparatus which reproduces data from the storage medium, and a recording method and apparatus for recording data on the storage medium. The information storage medium includes a control area which stores within a data structure information usable by the recording or reproducing apparatus to record or reproduce the data on or from the storage medium. The information stored within the data structure includes a version corresponding to a specification, a revision number of recording speed, and an extended part version field.

Inventors: Ando; Hideo (Hino, JP), Morita; Seiji (Yokohama, JP), Takazawa; Koji (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

International Classification: G11B 7/24 (20130101); G11B 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018