Patent Number: 8,879,181

Title: Read/write apparatus and read/write method

Abstract: According to one embodiment, a read/write apparatus includes a receiver and a refresh module. The receiver receives a write command requesting a write to a magnetic disk. The refresh module refreshes, when a first area of the magnetic disk includes a second area corresponding to the write command, data written in a third area, the third area being an area obtained by excluding the second area from the first area.

Inventors: Toda; Seiji (Kawasaki, JP), Yamamoto; Michio (Inagi, JP), Kitahara; Masakazu (Kunitachi, JP), Shitara; Masataka (Machida, JP), Kakuya; Takumi (Ebina, JP), Sasaki; Kiyotaka (Kawasaki, JP), Fujita; Isao (Yokohama, JP), Adachi; Satoru (Kawasaki, JP), Inoue; Kenji (Kamakura, JP), Sugawara; Nobuhiro (Yokohama, JP), Kanno; Hironori (Fussa, JP)

Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

International Classification: G11B 27/36 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00