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The confusion comes from the fact flash memory cannot replace content directly once it is written. One cannot write 'beer' into a flash cell and then execute an operation that writes 'water' into the same cell. One can, however, return a flash cell into an unwritten state, and then write it again. This process is hidden by hardware and/or software on the ...


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In order to understand the nomenclature, you have to compare it to the extreme ends end of the spectrum: RAM (Random Access Memory) allows you to randomly read and write individual units (usually bytes or words, or some internal organizational unit), and it doesn't really matter whether you are reading or writing. ROM (Read-Only Memory) allows you to only ...


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