05459850 is referenced by 171 patents and cites 20 patents.

A flash solid state drive, having a flash solid state memory compatible with ATA/IDE Interface standards to be connected to a host for storing or retrieving sectors of data, where each sector contains 512 bytes of data, each sector is addressed by a cylinder, head and sector number CHS. The host provides, for a read or write operation, the number of sectors to be stored or retrieved, the CHS for each sector to be stored or retrieved and the data for the sectors to be stored. The solid state memory has stored therein a header for each CHS address that can be issued by the host, the header having indicia identifying the data block and indicating where the data for the data block is stored in the solid state memory. The flash solid state device comprises a translator means for translating the CHS address into a logic sector number LSN for identifying sectors in the flash solid state drive and a controller for converting sectors received from the host into variable length sectors to be stored in the flash solid state memory.

Title
Flash solid state drive that emulates a disk drive and stores variable length and fixed lenth data blocks
Application Number
8/19860
Publication Number
5459850
Application Date
February 19, 1993
Publication Date
October 17, 1995
Inventor
Steven A Anderson
Loveland
CO, US
Donald W Clay
Louisville
CO, US
Agent
Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy
Assignee
Conner Peripherals
CA, US
IPC
G06F 12/04
G06F 12/06
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