boot block


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boot block

n.
An area of a disk having information for loading the operating system that is needed to start a computer.
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Additionally, this device offers both top and bottom boot block architectures.
Mobile DiskOnChip features high performance and reliability and is equipped with a built-in boot block enabling it to completely replace legacy NOR devices within a smaller physical space and decrease overall expenditure on memory.
The new Advanced+ Boot Block flash memory chip is nearly 50% smaller than its 0.18-micron predecessor and consumes less power - making it ideal for cell phones and other electronics equipment where small form factors and low power are critical requirements, according to Intel.