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Chung Wen Ma, Chun Hung Lin, Tai Yao Lee, Li Jen Lee, Ju Xu Lee, Ting Chung Hu: Method and system for managing a flash memory mass storage system. Macronix International, Mark A Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Haynes, September 21, 1999: US05956473 (201 worldwide citation)

The present application discloses methods to provide defect management, wear leveling and data security to a mass storage system implemented using flash memory. The flash memory is organized into a plurality of blocks. Each block has a special region for storing its attributes. In defect management, ...


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Ma Chung Wen, Lin Chun Hung, Lee Tai Yao, Lee Li Jen, Lee Ju Xu, Hu Ting Chung: Method and system for managing a flash memory mass storage system. Macronix International, Ma Chung Wen, Lin Chun Hung, Lee Tai Yao, Lee Li Jen, Lee Ju Xu, Hu Ting Chung, HAYNES Mark A, June 4, 1998: WO/1998/024028

Methods for managing a mass storage system (100) including a flash memory having first (172-174), second (176-177) and third (181-183) types of blocks which may be changed from one type to another type, are disclosed. A 'wear-leveling' procedure (400) may be used in which the difference in the numbe ...