Datalight Makes Windows Mobile up to 100 Times Faster

San Jose, CA (Embedded Systems Conference), – March 30, 2009 – Datalight announced today the release of a new performance enhancing flash file system for Microsoft Windows Mobile offering up to 100 times faster file open operations, a key metric of device responsiveness. File open lag time is a common source frustration for users of smart phones, cameras, and personal navigators when they are attempting to playback music, video, images, and other files. The new Windows Mobile flash file system is comprised of the well-known Datalight Reliance and FlashFX® Pro products, and also boasts six times faster writes, and random reads/writes at twice as fast as the default flash file system included with Windows Mobile. 

“Our customers use Windows Mobile for its flexibility and ease of integration,” said Datalight CEO Roy Sherrill, “Now they have the option of adding incredibly fast performance, making the Windows Mobile platform a truly no-compromise solution.”

The updated flash file system includes many features important to Windows Mobile-based design teams, such as block locking, one-time programming, bootloader integration, and power suspend/resume. In addition, developers familiar with Datalight FlashFX Pro products will recognize and appreciate the company’s trademark toolkit for working with flash that includes image creation, NAND simulator, flash life estimator, and a comprehensive flash file system benchmarking test suite. Other enhancements for flash include support for over 300 flash parts and the use of both static and dynamic wear leveling which doubles the life of flash media.

The Datalight flash file system for Windows Mobile is available immediately from Datalight and the Datalight worldwide network of channel partners. Please visit us at to find a reseller near you.

The Reliance family of file systems and FlashFX family of flash media managers comprise the Datalight flash file system solution. Reliance was designed from the ground up for high reliability applications. Dynamic Transaction Point™ technology provides 100% immunity from file corruption, even after unexpected system interruption. Embedded applications can benefit from faster boot times that remain consistent for the life of the product, regardless of disk size. FlashFX™ Pro features pre-written support for over 300 flash parts, works with virtually any NAND controller, and features wear leveling, bad block management, and background compaction for unrivaled performance. Datalight flash file system products are also available on Linux and other operating systems.


About Datalight

Datalight, Inc. headquartered just north of Seattle, Wash., develops technologies to enable risk-free mobile data. Datalight file system and device driver software ensures reliability, performance and flexibility, and is used worldwide on many of today’s most well-known devices.  For more information, visit, call 800.221.6630 or visit blog at




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