# NAND flash page layout

I'm a beginner. I was going through the Nand flash memory layout. It is given that, page layout can be,

1. Data area & Spare area alternatively.
2. Data area in the beginning & spare area at the end.

I'd like to know why the latter is preferred in most cases. Because, I referred DM37x, OMAP 35x and many others, which follow the second layout. Thanks in advance.

Please direct me if I'm in the wrong part of Stack Exchange.

• This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about electronic design. Aug 20, 2013 at 15:07
• I wouldn't put much store in what TI do, they're a nightmare. I would, however, do what TI do if you're hoping to develop on TI hardware - it's just easier that way. Aug 20, 2013 at 15:51