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Dose phone memory work like a ssd

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I was wondering if cell phone memory works like a ssd? Where it has a number of times you can rewrite it before its drive starts to fail.

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Yes, it's flash memory so eventually it's going to die.


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3 minutes ago, Dustypop123 said:

I was wondering if cell phone memory works like a ssd? Where it has a number of times you can rewrite it before its drive starts to fail.

Both are flash memory so yes, in that sense they are the same.


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25 minutes ago, Dustypop123 said:

I was wondering if cell phone memory works like a ssd? Where it has a number of times you can rewrite it before its drive starts to fail.

Smartphone, Tablet, SmartTV, and pretty much every cell phone and PDA since 2004 use NAND flash memory as secondary storage (eg disk) space that is soldered to the device's PCB.

 

SSD's, USB drives, and SD cards (and their various form factors like MMC, transflash) and similar devices used by cameras and camcorders are also NAND flash based storage devices, but are typically a little more elaborate due to needing to be removable/installable/replacable. For example the Panasonic P2 and the Sony SxS are also flash media, but in more ruggedized forms.

 

In general, everyone moved towards UFS, and the cards for these only started in 2016. UFS are basically "SSD"'s in a microSD style memory card shape, though many devices with internal storage are using it internally. 

 

So in short yes, your smartphone has a soldered in SSD.

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Only real difference between what's used in phones, and what's used in larger machines is the parallelism, or lack thereof. Desktop SSDs achieve high throughput from having many individual NAND devices on board. While smartphone SSDs may only be a single device, and thus not blessed with gobs of throughput, the latency remains undiminished, and random read/writes are still quite high. Only thing you're losing is file transfer speed, and possibly game loading times.


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