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Method And System For Customizing Solid-State Drive (SSD) Storage Modules Into Redundant Array Of Independent Disk (RAID) Configurations

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000205197D
Publication Date: 2011-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 67K

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Abstract

A method and system is provided to customize an Solid-State Drive (SSD) storage module into various Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) configurations. An integrated user customizable RAID controller is added to the SSD storage module to allow customization of the SSD storage module.

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Method And System For Customizing Solid -State Drive (SSD) Storage Modules Into Redundant Array Of Independent Disk (RAID) Configurations

Typical Solid-State Drives (SSD) are made up of components, such as IO bridge controller, NAND storage modules, cache, and energy storage. The method and system disclosed herein, allows customizing SSD storage modules, such as, NAND into various Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) configurations.

The method and system provides an integrated user customizable RAID controller. The RAID controller is added to an SSD storage module to group the SSD storage module into various RAID configurations. SSD storage modules include multiple individual storage modules. Therefore, grouping the individual storage modules into various configurations with the RAID controller generates different RAID configurations to be customized from the SSD storage module. The individual storage modules on the SSD storage module make up a RAID configuration.

In an instance, a user is allowed to configure the SSD storage module in a non-RAID configuration or various RAID layers based on redundancy preferences. The RAID controller may also be interfaced through a software layer to configure the RAID configuration. The figure exemplarily illustrates SSD storage modules and different RAID configurations for NAND storage modules.

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Thus, the method and system allows customizing...