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Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
Thomas Fred C Iii, Watson Brent, Fowler Steven M, Bero James M, Taylor Wilhelm: Distributed cryptography technique for protecting removable data storage media. Iomega, September 5, 2001: EP1130494-A2 (3 worldwide citation)

An apparatus, system and technique for cryptographically securing data in a secure computing environment are provided. Different components of a computer system have associated cryptographic data that is either common to the enterprise or unique to the system component for a given file transfer. In ...


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Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
Fred Charles Thomas, Paul A Boerger, Matthew D Haines: Providing data redundancy using an internal mass storage device and an external mass storage device. Hewlett Packard Development Company, November 5, 2013: US08578091 (1 worldwide citation)

A computer includes an enclosure, an internal mass storage device within the enclosure, and a redundancy controller within the enclosure. At least one port enables direct connection of the computer to at least one external mass storage device. The redundancy controller is configured to provide data ...


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Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
Fred Charles Thomas III, Walter A Gaspard: Data storage apparatus with a HDD and a removable solid state device. Hewlett Packard Development Company, September 3, 2013: US08527692 (1 worldwide citation)

A data storage apparatus includes a non-volatile hard disk drive platter, a coupling interface for removably receiving a non-volatile solid state device operable as a cache. The data storage apparatus also includes a communication line functionally connected to the hard disk drive platter and the co ...


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Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
Thomas Fred C Iii, Bero James M, Watson Brent, Taylor Wilhelm, Fowler Steven M: Detachable data storage system protected with encryption. Iomega, September 7, 2001: JP2001-243105 (1 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a distributed encryption method for a portable storage system.SOLUTION: A computer system has a common cipher data component (C) for an enterprise system to transfer files and a unique cipher data component (U). One or more users (300), a host (90), a data storage (5 ...


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Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
BRIDEN John J, THOMAS Fred Charles III, GASPARD Walter A: [fr] CHARGEMENT DE DONNÉES DAMORÇAGE, [en] LOAD BOOT DATA. BRIDEN John J, THOMAS Fred Charles III, GASPARD Walter A, HEWLETT PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, PATEL Neel, May 2, 2013: WO/2013/062543

[en] Embodiments herein relate to loading boot data. In an embodiment, a device loads boot data from a first portion of a first non-volatile memory to complete a first booting of the device. The first portion of the first non-volatile memory is then released to allow the device to overwrite the firs ...


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Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
THOMAS Fred Charles III, GASPARD Walter A, SO Chi W: [fr] CACHES SEGMENTÉS, [en] SEGMENTED CACHES. THOMAS Fred Charles III, GASPARD Walter A, SO Chi W, HEWLETT PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, PATEL Neel, May 2, 2013: WO/2013/062542

[en] Embodiments herein relate to segmenting and pinning a first non-volatile memory to store cache information. In an embodiment, the first non-volatile memory is divided into a plurality of segments. Then, a first type of software of a plurality of types of software is pinned to a first segment of ...


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Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
Greg J Lipinski, Phillip M Walker, Fred Charles Thomas: Direct-attached/network-attached Storage Device. June 9, 2011: US20110138116-A1

A multi-port data storage device that can be used simultaneously by both a direct-attached device and a network-attached device, comprising a hard disk drive (HDD), a DAS port, an NAS port, and a controller for controlling access to the HDD by the DAS port and the NAS port.


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Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
Fred Charles Thomas, Paul A Boerger, Matthew D Haines: Providing data redundancy using an internal mass storage device and an external mass storage device. Hewlett Packard Company, December 16, 2010: US20100318737-A1

A computer includes an enclosure, an internal mass storage device within the enclosure, and a redundancy controller within the enclosure. At least one port enables direct connection of the computer to at least one external mass storage device. The redundancy controller is configured to provide data ...


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Bahman Qawami
Robert C Chang, Bahman Qawami, Farshid Sabet Sharghi: Wear-leveling in non-volatile storage systems. SanDisk Corporation, Anderson Levine & Lintel, January 10, 2006: US06985992 (67 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for performing wear leveling in a non-volatile memory system are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for allocating non-volatile memory that is divided into elements includes grouping the elements into a first group, a second group, and a third ...


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Bahman Qawami
Robert C Chang, Bahman Qawami, Farshid Sabet Sharghi: Tracking the least frequently erased blocks in non-volatile memory systems. SanDisk Corporation, Anderson Levine & Lintel, August 22, 2006: US07096313 (63 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for performing wear leveling in a non-volatile memory system are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, one method for processing elements included in a non-volatile memory of a memory system includes obtaining erase counts associated with elements and gro ...