Maintaining erase counts in non-volatile storage systems

  • US 6,831,865 B2
  • Filed: 10/28/2002
  • Issued: 12/14/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/28/2002
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A data structure, the data structure being arranged in a non-volatile memory associated with a non-volatile memory system, the non-volatile memory system including a non-volatile memory which includes a plurality of blocks, the data structure comprising:

  • a first indicator, the first indicator being arranged to provide an indication of a number of times a first block of the plurality of blocks has been erased; and

    a header, the header being arranged to contain information relating to the plurality of blocks.

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