Filesystem vs. Memory & Speed

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by robfarmer, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. robfarmer macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2008
    Anyone know if the available system memory is the same piece of hardware as the filesystem on the iPhone?

    On a desktop computer, the disk is a lot slower than memory, I'm wondering if the speed is essentially the same on the iPhone.
  2. chbeer macrumors member


    Sep 22, 2008
    The iPhone filesystem will be a flash memory and the memory is RAM. I think they will be different in speed but I don't know if really and how much. Writing to RAM will be faster because writing to a Flash needs to write a whole block instead of only some bytes.

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