Patent Number: 8,824,080

Title: Data recording and reading device and method

Abstract: Provided is a method for recording data to a tape medium in such a manner as to achieve the easy management of mutually related multiple data pieces. First data and second data continuously received as a file from a higher level apparatus are accumulated in multiple buffer segments in the form of multiple successive data sets. A data structure is determined for each of the accumulated data sets. Management information indicating a result of the determination is added to the data sets, and the data sets and the management information thereof are stored into the tape medium.

Inventors: Itagaki; Hiroshi (Yokohama, JP), Shiratori; Toshiyuki (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G11B 5/09 (20060101); G06F 3/00 (20060101); G06F 5/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018