Method and apparatus for initializing rewritable recording media

  • US 6,101,162 A
  • Filed: 10/27/1998
  • Issued: 08/08/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/28/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of initializing a rewritable recording medium, comprising the steps of:

  • (A) determining whether or not a physical initialization for the recording medium should be performed; and

    (B) automatically performing the physical initialization for each predetermined physical unit of the recording medium in accordance with a result in the step (A),wherein the step (A) determines based on position information of a non-initialized area, the information having been recorded on a predetermined area of the recording medium.

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