2411499-A is referenced by 49 patents and cites 2 patents.

A controller 16 connected to a non-volatile memory 20 and including a volatile memory, which maintains a first list of all erased blocks in the non-volatile memory 20 that are not included in other lists and a second list of blocks in the non-volatile memory 20 that have been recently erased. The invention results in an even use of blocks in the non-volatile memory, avoiding "hotspots" and increasing the reliability of the system.

Title
Maintaining erased blocks in a non-volatile memory
Application Number
GB20050009655 20020927
Publication Number
2411499B
Application Date
September 27, 2002
Publication Date
August 31, 2005
Inventor
Sinclair Alan Welsh
GB
Bennett Alan David
GB
Gorobets Sergey Anatolievich
GB
Assignee
Lexar Media
US
IPC
G06F 12/02
G06F 12/02
G06F 12/02
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