Increasing the memory performance of flash memory devices by writing sectors simultaneously to multiple flash memory devices

  • US 6,397,314 B1
  • Filed: 11/02/2000
  • Issued: 05/28/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/31/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A memory storage system comprising:

  • a memory controller coupled to a host for transferring sectors of information; and

    one or more nonvolatile memory unit for storing information organized into sectors, each nonvolatile memory unit coupled to said memory controller circuitry via a memory bus, said each nonvolatile memory unit having blocks, each of said blocks including a plurality of sectors, said memory controller receiving more than one sector of information from a host and programming two or more sectors of information to two or more blocks of each non-volatile memory unit simultaneously, wherein the speed of programming operation is increased by programming two or more sectors to two or more blocks within a nonvolatile memory unit simultaneously.

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