US 7,739,578 B2 Jun. 15, 2010
(54) RECORDING AND/OR REPRODUCING
METHOD, RECORDING AND/OR
REPRODUCING APPARATUS, AND
COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING
MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM FOR
PERFORMING THE METHOD
(75) Inventors: Sung-hee Hwang, Gangnam-gu (KR);
Jung-wan Ko, Suwon-si (KR)
(73) Assignee: Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd.,
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 1079 days.
(21) Appl.No.: 11/047,710
(22) Filed: Feb. 2, 2005
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2005/0185545 Al Aug. 25, 2005
(30) Foreign Application Priority Data
Feb. 19, 2004 (KR) 10-2004-0011073
(51) Int. CI.
G11C 29/00 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 714/769; 369/47.27; 369/53.35
(58) Field of Classification Search 714/769 771;
See application file for complete search history. (56) References Cited
A recording and/or reproducing method, a recording and/or reproducing apparatus, and a computer readable recording medium storing a program for performing the method. A recording unit block in which invalid data is partially padded is written on an information storage medium along with padding information indicating that the invalid data is included in the recording unit block. The padding information is useful in determining whether the recording unit block includes the padding data. Accordingly, unnecessary retrial processes of a drive system are reduced such that the performance of the drive system is improved and error correction capability is enhanced.
5 Claims, 11 Drawing Sheets