An easy question, I hope! I'm not finding any definitive answers...
I'm writing drivers for a SST25VF064C flash memory chip. It communicates via SPI.
Like all flash memory (that I know of), it needs to be erased (all bits = 1) before it can be written (bits = 0). For this chip, the smallest area that can be erased is 4kB.
Its memory is divided into 256-byte pages. With one instruction, I can write anywhere from one byte to 256 bytes into a specified page. I don't have to start on a page boundary: the first location to be programmed can be anywhere within a page.
The general rule is to make sure that the page is erased before writing into it. But, can I write into a previously-written page, if I avoid the already-written areas? For example, say that I store data into bytes 0-127. Can I later write another 128 bytes into the same page, if I start at byte 128?