Always wondered storage question

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  1. max2 macrumors 68000

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    What kind of storage does the iPad and iPhone use for their devices ? Like SSD, eMMC, etc ?
     
  2. throAU macrumors 601

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    It uses flash, like SSDs have.

    Similar grade, similar speed. Much faster than microSD for example.
     
  3. max2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Interesting thanks! No wonder why the iPad feels faster than a Surface 3.
     
  4. throAU macrumors 601

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    That's also mostly due to running iOS rather than Windows.
     
  5. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    Agreed with the above. Surface 3 uses SSD, but it's only one factor in a myriad of reasons why one device might be faster than another. Apple has invested TONS into software optimization for iOS (and OS X) to run on specific hardware. Android and Windows don't have the same luxury (because they both have to run on multiple types of configurations).
     
  6. Dammit Cubs, Feb 24, 2016
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    Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

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    It depends on the interface. Flash is the medium for the technology. But the interface can make a big difference in the speed of the device.For example: Majority of Android phone have used a standard protocol called eMMC which is now i have at 5.0.Samsung is moving towards their format UFS.. According to Anandtech - it is perceived and theorized that Apple is using the PCIe protocol with NVMe which is closer to what newer SSD systems are or will be using. (Apple already uses PCIe interface for their macbook like).
    Other hard drive manufactures use SATA. The interface and it's controller makes just as much of a difference than the actual memory itself.
     
  7. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    True dat.
     

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