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A device is disclosed for storing mapping information for mapping a logical block address identifying a block being accessed by a host to a physical block address, identifying a free area of nonvolatile memory, the block being selectively erasable and having one or more sectors that may be individually moved. The mapping information including a virtual physical block address for identifying an "original" location, within the nonvolatile memory, wherein a block is stored and a moved virtual physical block address for identifying a "moved" location, within the nonvolatile memory, wherein one or more sectors of the stored block are moved. The mapping information further including status information for use of the "original" physical block address and the "moved" physical block address and for providing information regarding "moved" sectors within the block being accessed.

Title
Moving sectors within a block of information in a flash memory mass storage architecture
Application Number
509706
Publication Number
5907856
Application Date
March 31, 1997
Publication Date
May 25, 1999
Inventor
Ali R Ganjuei
San Ramon
CA, US
Berhau Iman
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Petro Estakhri
Pleasanton
CA, US
Agent
Maryam Imam
Assignee
Lexar Media
CA, US
IPC
G06F 12/02
G06F 12/10
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