Flash File Systems Hackers Hut / Linux Kernel
Source: University of Twente
Using flash memory in mass storage devices is an upcoming trend. With high performance, low energy consumption and shock proof properties, flash memory is an appealing alternative to the large magnetic disk drives. However, flash memory has other properties that warrant special treatment in comparison to magnetic disk drives. Instead of the disadvantages of slow seek times for magnetic hard drives, flash memory has other disadvantages that need to be coped with, such as slow erasure times, big erasure blocks and blocks wearing out.