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Will Verduzco · Mar 31, 2014

F2FS Put to the Test Against EXT4

You may recall that earlier this month, we talked about speeding up the original Nexus 7's internal memory by using F2FS. F2FS was created at Samsung early last year for use on Linux-based operating systems. As its name implies, Flash-Friendly File System is a file system designed specifically to cater to the specific characteristics of NAND-based storage devices. This log-structured file system is widely thought to be faster than traditional file systems such as EXT4 on flash memory, but is it...

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Will Verduzco · Mar 12, 2014

Speed Up Your Aging Nexus 7 2012’s Storage with F2FS

It's no secret that despite being a great device overall, the Google Nexus 7 (2012) offers less than ideal flash memory performance. While the issue has been mitigated to a certain extent through the use of TRIM, file system performance is still often the device's Achilles heel. Because of this, it stands to reason that any steps taken to improve storage performance on the device will greatly improve the overall user experience. XDA Senior Member legolas93 decided to take on the task of improving the Nexus...

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