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Methods and apparatus for performing wear leveling in a non-volatile memory system are disclosed. Included is a method for performing wear leveling in a memory system that includes a first zone, which has a first memory element that includes contents, and a second zone includes identifying the first memory element and associating the contents of the first memory element with the second zone while disassociating the contents of the first memory element from the first zone. In one embodiment, associating the contents of the first memory element with the second involves moving contents of a second memory element into a third memory element, then copying the contents of the first memory element into the second memory element.

Title
Automated wear leveling in non-volatile storage systems
Application Number
10/686399
Publication Number
7120729 (B2)
Application Date
October 14, 2003
Publication Date
October 10, 2006
Inventor
Kevin M Conley
San Jose
CA, US
Carlos J Gonzalez
Los Gatos
CA, US
Agent
Parsons Hsue & de Runtz
Assignee
SanDisk Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G06F 13/00
G06F 12/00
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