Intel® Arria® 10 SoC UEFI Boot Loader User Guide

ID 683536
Date 12/15/2017
Document Table of Contents

1.5.13. NAND Bad Block Management

NAND is unmanaged flash and requires software to manage it. NAND is not reliable compared to other flash types such as NOR. Therefore, new NAND flash may contain some bad blocks. This issue can also apply throughout the life cycle of a NAND flash where certain blocks may turn bad.