We took a lot of performance measurements while working on a recent discards whitepaper “Improving Flash Media Lifetime and Performance with Discards” and testing the new Smart Discards feature included in the Reliance Nitro file system. One of those measurements really stands out – but first a quick explanation. At the device level, a discard [...]
Steep declines in performance can arise in eMMC and UFS if discards are not being used. But what do discards mean for the flash and the file system, and can you balance the performance and the cost to make them work with your use case?