[ECOS] FAT32 over NAND

Rutger Hofman rutger@cs.vu.nl
Wed Jan 21 20:18:00 GMT 2009

Hmmm. I am not familiar with 'mass storage driver'. I assume that it is 
a generic Windows thingy for block devices -- I know nothing about 
Windows? Or do you mean USB? If you do not mean USB, how is Windows 
going to access the device? Through some network? a bus? some other means?

If it goes through USB, I guess you need the uC to intermediate between 
USB and the Flash chips. In that case, there are possibilities besides 


Himanshu Patel wrote:
> Hi,
> This will be raw NAND flash. 
> There are two ways we want to access file system written on NAND flash:
> 1 Through PC
>   PC will make use of the file system using mass storage driver.
> 2 Through device itself
>   Device (uC) should be able to access read/write files from NAND flash.
> Hope I have given the answers you are looking at. If not please free to ask.
> Regards,
> Himanshu Patel
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rutger Hofman [mailto:rutger@cs.vu.nl] 
> Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 7:33 PM
> To: Himanshu Patel
> Cc: 'eCos Discuss'
> Subject: Re: [ECOS] FAT32 over NAND
> Sorry to prod, but to answer you appropriately it would be helpful if 
> you answer the question below:
> Rutger Hofman wrote:
>> Is this a NAND memory smart-card (MMC, SD, USB flash drive or whatever)? 
>> These usually come with an FTL on-board, which offers a file system like 
>> FAT32. You need no Flash code for that.
>> Is this a raw flash? So, how is it going to be accessed from Windows if 
>> the file system is completely in software?
> Can you please explain the type of NAND flash you want to use? Is this 
> raw flash chips? Or is this a NAND memory 'card' of some type like 
> listed above?
> Rutger

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