I've heard from a source that the reason it takes so long to copy media to the iPhone is flash's slow write speeds. I mention this because the relatively slow write speed of flash can be a bottleneck in certain circumstances, even though write operations are typically "fire and forget." A new technology from SanDisk, however, claims to boost flash's random write speeds by up to 100 times under certain conditions. SanDisk is also proposing two new metrics that the company feels will help customers compare flash to magnetic storage alternatives.
Err … yay. Another useless rating for technological illiterates to contend with.