Patent Number: 8,817,400

Title: Storage device interface for shingled magnetic recording system

Abstract: A data storage device includes a storage medium on which data is stored in overlapping tracks, and a medium controller that directs storage of data on, and reading of data from, the storage medium, including encoding data being stored and decoding data being read. The decoding includes, when reading a first track, cancelling interference from a second track that overlaps the first track. The data storage device also includes a host controller in communication with the medium controller. The host controller includes memory that stores data decoded, and data to be written, by the medium controller. Communication between the medium controller and the host controller includes signals derived from data on said first and second tracks for facilitating the cancelling. A method of operating a data storage device includes, when reading a first track, facilitating the cancelling by communicating signals derived from the data on the first and second tracks.

Inventors: Nangare; Nitin (Santa Clara, CA), Sheng; Hongying (San Jose, CA), Wong; Vincent (Fremont, CA), Burd; Gregory (San Jose, CA)

Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.

International Classification: G11B 5/09 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018