Patent Number: 8,793,530

Title: Controlling a solid state disk (SSD) device

Abstract: A mechanism is provided for controlling a solid state disk. A failure detector detects a failure in the solid state disk. Responsive to failure detector detecting a failure, a status degrader sets a degraded status indicator for the solid state disk. Responsive to the degraded status indicator, a degraded status controller maintains the solid state disk in operation in a degraded operation mode.

Inventors: Brown; Joanna K. (Hursley, GB), Venturi; Ronald J. (Winchester, GB)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018