Recording medium for storing chaining type information and method for procesing defect zone using it

Application Number: 00108108
Application Date: 2000.04.28
Publication Number: 1273419
Publication Date: 2000.11.15
Priority Information: 1999/5/8 KR 16462/99; 1999/5/12 KR 16973/99; 1999/6/24 KR 23947/99
International: G11B20/12
Applicant(s) Name: Samsung Electronics Co.,Ltd.
Inventor(s) Name: Lee Hyong-Keun;Ko Jong-wan;Kim Yong-Yun
Patent Agency Code: 11105
Patent Agent: ma ying
Abstract A recording medium storing linking type information and a method of processing a defective area in the medium. The recording medium stores information indicating that linking is applied immediately after the defective area, distinguishing a linking type which occurs in a general incremental recording mode from a linking type which occurs after the defective area. Defective areas are detected and registered in a predetermined area before user data is recorded or while user data is being recorded in the recording medium having a plurality of continuous basic recording units, such as a digital versatile disc-rewritable in which recording and reproducing can be done repeatedly. Linking is not only applied in an incremental recording mode or in a restricted overwrite recording mode, but linking is also applied to an area immediately after the defective area which is registered in the defect list, increasing reliability of the user data.