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A semiconductor non-volatile mass storage memory is partitioned into user files and system files. The system files partition is further subdivided into clusters, each cluster having a plurality of sectors. Each cluster stores the system file for a single predetermined LBA. As the information within the LBA is changed, the new information is written into an empty sector within the cluster. Once the cluster is filled, the system either erases for recycling the cluster or preferably locates an empty cluster and repeats the process with that new cluster. Once all the clusters are filled, all clusters containing old data are erased for recycling.

Title
Method of and architecture for controlling system data with automatic wear leveling in a semiconductor non-volatile mass storage memory
Application Number
8/527484
Publication Number
5835935
Application Date
September 13, 1995
Publication Date
November 10, 1998
Inventor
Berhanu Iman
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Robert Alan Reid
Fremont
CA, US
Mahmud Assar
Morgan Hill
CA, US
Petro Estakhri
Pleasanton
CA, US
Agent
Maryam Imam
Oppenheimer W Donnelly
Claude Hamrick
Assignee
Lexar Media
CA, US
IPC
G11C 16/06
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