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Amazon offers the SanDisk Ultra 128GB Class 10 Micro SDXC Memory Card for $89.21 shipped. Outside of an extremely brief Microsoft Store promotion, today’s deal is the best price we have ever seen. 86 more words


Understanding Flash: Unpredictable Write Performance

I’ve spent a lot of time in this blog series talking about the challenges involved in using flash, such as the way that pages have to be erased before they are written… 1,199 more words


Mtdutils command usage in MCIMX28EVK

We know that mtdutils are used to interact with flash memories. Here I am discussing about some mtdutils commands that I used in MCIMX28EVK

Successfully booted up from SD card and logged in.Then used the following mtdutils commands. 78 more words

Embedded Systems

Flash Memory Endurance Testing

has a project that writes a lot of settings to a PIC microcontroller’s Flash memory. Flash has limited read/erase cycles, and although the obvious problem can be mitigated with error correction codes, it’s a good idea to figure out how Flash fails before picking a certain ECC. 492 more words


Understanding Flash: The Write Cliff

For the last couple of posts in this series I’ve been banging on about the importance of garbage collection (GC) in a flash system. I attempted to show you what happens if you don’t perform any GC at all (clue: you turn your flash device into a slow ROM), but clearly in the real world every flash array or SSD vendor has GC technology built into their… 1,245 more words