iNAND Extreme

For the past couple of years we've been focusing more on tracking storage performance within smartphones and tablets. For the most part, we've come away disappointed. With smartphone ASPs trending downwards and many OEMs (other than Apple/Samsung) struggling to build healthy margins, internal storage is often leveraged as a high margin upsell and a cost optimized piece of the puzzle at the same time. Sequential read/write performance has scaled reasonably well recently but random IO performance, particularly random write performance on a nearly full drive is very disappointing. With most devices incapable of more than a couple hundred random write IOPS, my recommendation to anyone has been to keep as much free space on your mobile device as possible in order to keep it feeling...

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