08176367 is referenced by 49 patents and cites 34 patents.

Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for managing solid state drives. As an example, a storage system is described that include at least a first flash memory block and a second flash memory block, and a control circuit. The first flash memory block and the second flash memory block are addressable in the storage system. The control circuit is operable to identify the first flash memory block as partially failed, receive a write request directed to the first flash memory block; and direct the write request to the second flash memory block.

Title
Systems and methods for managing end of life in a solid state drive
Application Number
12/473454
Publication Number
8176367 (B2)
Application Date
May 28, 2009
Publication Date
May 8, 2012
Inventor
Brian McKean
Longmont
CO, US
Robert W Warren
Loveland
CO, US
David L Dreifus
Clinton
NJ, US
Agent
Hamilton DeSanctis & Cha
Assignee
Agere Systems
PA, US
IPC
G06F 11/00
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