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Comment Re:One question (Score 1) 76 76

Google suggests it's Gallium Nitride

Although it could also be a typo of Gallium Nitrate

They're quite different though, one being GaN the other being Ga(NO3)3
One is used for semiconductor manufacturing, the other a drug related to cancer treatment.

Comment Re:Closed Ecosystem (Score 1) 82 82

The hardware in your phone is pretty slow compared to anything in the last few years.
The 1GHz single core Snapdragon CPU is slower per MHz than a standard Cortex A9
It's only got 512MB of RAM

It was a great phone 5 years ago, but seriously, it isn't powerful enough to run anything later than Android 2.3. I doubt anything with that CPU is. Even cyanogenmod support stopped at CM7

Comment Re:Is it going to matter much? (Score 1) 161 161

As long as your super cap is large enough to power the device while the entire DRAM cache is written to NAND (or your DRAM cache is small enough)
That could also mean performing erases as well as additional writes, to fit new data where old data used to be.

Or you could reduce your DRAM cache significantly or even remove it entirely and add some of this new memory to get faster sustained sequential write and less wear on the NAND.

Comment Re:Is it going to matter much? (Score 1) 161 161

SSD's are fast because they have 8 or 16 chips in parallel.
If you want to cram that in to a smaller form factor, you can't.

If you can figure out an interface, you could have a 128GB SSD in the form factor of a micro SD card that performs better than current NAND based SSD's

Machines certainly can solve problems, store information, correlate, and play games -- but not with pleasure. -- Leo Rosten