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[Other] What is UFS 3.0 Storage and What does it bring to table?

2019-08-14 19:47:47
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Hello Mi fans
Hope you all doing good. Over the last decade, smartphone technology has undergone massive improvements and changes. We all talk about processor, camera sensor but when we talk about storage we end up with numbers, Have you ever thought what kind of storage standard is used? No? Well in todays thread lets talk about storage latest standard UFS 3.0 and what does it bring to the table?

  • What is UFS?
The Universal Flash Storage (UFS) is a standard flash storage specification for consumer electronic devices such as digital cameras, mobile phones, etc. UFS aims to offer high-performance benefits of the SATA interface used in PCs combined with the flash-optimized low power consumption of eMMC. Being a new generation of flash storage, UFS offers faster data input/output response vs. eMMC. It results in snappier performance, faster boot times, better file copy rate and quicker data transfers. For starters, users can watch high-quality videos, play high bandwidth games, alongside running multiple processes in the background, flawlessly.

  • What is UFS 3.0?
UFS 3.0 basically incorporates support for the latest high-density NAND memories and supports latest and smarter interconnects between your phones chipset and memory for faster and more reliable communication between the two. Overall, UFS 3.0 storage could almost double data bandwidth while consuming lesser power. These storages can also withstand higher temperature range (-40°C to 105°C) which makes them more suitable for automotive applications. Another important UFS 3.0 feature is support for multiple RPMBs (replay protected memory block) with multiple RPMB keys. RPMBs are hardware partitions used for securely storing critical data like user billing information, DRM content protection keys, etc. RPMB regions are fixed at manufacturing and are also configurable at manufacturing.

  • How fast is UFS 3.0? UFS 3.0 vs. UFS 2.1
Theoretically, UFS 3.0 has the potential of transferring 11.6Gbps data per lane. And since there are two lanes, the transfer speed can go as high as 23.2Gbps. However, in practical grounds, we could expect a rate of around 15 Gbps (1.875 GB/s). The new standard will bear read speeds of up to 2100MB/s, i.e., 20 times faster than a typical microSD card and 4x faster than SATA SSD drive, accompanied by a peak write speed of up to 410MB/s.

  • How does it affect your phone’s performance?
UFS 3.0, being a step ahead of the current UFS 2.1 standard will offer terrific improvement in your phone’s performance. While some may argue that chipset and RAM are an essential component of a smartphone, the storage matters equally in reality. Our phone incorporates a chip for storing non-volatile data in the long term. It comprises of all your apps, photos, music, as well as the operating system itself. This chip isn’t as fast as RAM but can store information endlessly, even when the device is off. Note that the standard used for your storage chip defines the time and efficiency of accessing information from the same. With a faster 3.0 standard, you’ll experience much quicker load-up times for applications, seamless multi-tasking, a faster and more powerful camera experience, followed by improved gaming and video experiences, etc. Moreover, tasks like audio and video rendering will be much quicker, compared to the previous generation.

Indeed, UFS 3.0 is going to redefine the next generation of mobile computing, Hope Xiaomi's Upcoming phone will feature UFS 3.0. Let us know your thoughts on this emerging storage standard.

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2019-08-14 19:47:47
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Semi Pro Bunny

ukolino | from app


It is astonishing how these techs are evolving fast, can't wait to put my hands on one of these ;)
2019-08-14 21:01:49

Beta Team-Global

georan. | from Redmi K20 Pro


good technical information. thanks for sharing
2019-08-14 21:16:51


BeingBishal | from MI 9 SE


Informative Thread!
2019-08-14 21:19:10

Beta Team-China

lawpanlay | from MIX 2S


thank for knowledge
2019-08-14 21:21:55
good information bro
2019-08-14 21:38:18

Beta Team-Global

Animesh Singh | from Redmi K20 Pro


Nice information share with us, Thanks buddy
2019-08-14 22:49:19

Pro Bunny

Andler1968 | from MI 8 SE


Very good review. UFS seems to be the Future for storage
2019-08-14 22:51:33

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ᎮᏒᎥᏁፈᏋ | from Redmi Note 4X


Well Explained thanks for sharing
2019-08-15 00:31:59
Tech Explorer
Informative Thread.
2019-08-15 01:03:11

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1860bodo | from Redmi Note 5


thanks for information
2019-08-15 01:15:37
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