Was looking at the NPi board from Seeed Studios
There are two versions
- 8GB eMMC $49
- 512MB NAND $45
The board is based on what looks like a custom SIP including the iMX6, RAM and storage - so two different versions of the core module on the same breakout dev board.
I feel like I’m missing something blazingly obvious but given eMMC is basically managed NAND flash, with everything else the same, it’s $4 more for 16x the storage! So, given the investment Seeed have done to produce a NAND version, has anyone got a use case where they would use the NAND version over the eMMC? I’ve never needed it personally, but I’m curious as to when the pro’s of using unmanaged NAND, especially in a SIP like this come into consideration