flash file system


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flash file system

An operating system component that reads and writes a flash-based, solid state drive (SSD) directly. Most operating systems use a flash translation layer (FTL) that allows them to treat a flash drive no differently than a hard disk drive. See FTL and flash memory.
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Since such an out-of-place I/O behavior is appropriate for flash memory most flash file systems introduced the log-structured method in their concept.
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The CompactFlash card controller is pre-programmed with an embedded flash file system which, upon initial power-up, recognizes the flash media devices, sets up a bad block table, executes all the necessary handshaking routines for flash media support, and performs the low-level format.
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Encirq 3e for the HC(S)12 also comes with source code for a sample flash file system that provides for addressing the on-chip or off-board Flash memory.
In addition, SST's ADM products have built-in microcontroller and file management firmware that communicates with the ATA standard interface, therefore, the ADMs do not require additional or proprietary host software, such as Flash File System (FFS) or Memory Technology Driver (MTD) software.