Global Patent Index - EP 1086459 A1

EP 1086459 A1 2001-03-28 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENABLING/DISABLING DRIVE FEATURES

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENABLING/DISABLING DRIVE FEATURES

Title (de)

METHODE UND GERÄT ZUM AKTIVIEREN/DEAKTIVIEREN VON LAUFWERKSMERKMALEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET APPAREIL D'ACTIVATION/DESACTIVATION D'UN LECTEUR DE DISQUES

Publication

EP 1086459 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99927275 A

Priority

  • US 9912619 W
  • US 8914498 P
  • US 19187898 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9965025A1] An apparatus and method for enabling/disabling selective features of a disk drive is provided. A data structure contained on a disk is read by the drive and based on this data structure, selective features of the drive are manipulated to improve the performance of the disk drive. The data structure is preferably disposed on a portion of the disk that is inaccessible to the host computer system. Additionally, the data structure preferably is read by the drive during disk insertion or activation and used to enable and/or disable features of the drive.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G11B 19/12; G11B 19/02; G11B 23/00; G11B 23/28; G11B 23/30; G11B 33/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G11B 23/00 (2006.01); G11B 19/12 (2006.01); G11B 20/10 (2006.01); G11B 20/12 (2006.01); G11B 20/18 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G11B 19/12 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9965025A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IE NL

EPO simple patent family

WO 9965025 A1 19991216; AU 4421899 A 19991230; EP 1086459 A1 20010328; JP 2002518769 A 20020625

INPADOC legal status


2002-06-26 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20011218

2001-07-18 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20010606

2001-03-28 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010112

2001-03-28 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB IE NL