A MultiMediaCard, also called MMC, is comparable to an SD card. The SD card standard was seen as an improvement on the MMC, so there are only a few devices that still have an MMC interface today. However, eMMC is not an outdated memory type. While less consideration is given to MMC, the eMMC specification continues to evolve and improve.
eMMC stands for embedded MultiMediaCard. In other words, an eMMC drive is not a sophisticated and sophisticated internal drive with high speeds and features like the SSD, which can be found on normal to expensive notebooks.
Rather, it is like an MMC (or SD card) that is built into the device’s motherboard. And like SD cards, MMCs are much slower than an SSD hard drive.
The eMMC can be seen as an inexpensive alternative to hard drives, as it also has a bootable system. In this way, inexpensive notebooks can also be equipped with operating systems such as Android, Windows, or Chrome OS.
Unlike an SSD, however, an eMMC is not equipped with any other manufacturer software, has no multiple flash memory chips, high-quality hardware, and a fast interface. Therefore an eMMC, like the SD card, is much slower than an SSD hard drive.
The eMMC is therefore well suited for inexpensive and mobile devices, because here you don’t rely on the performance, but want to keep the price low and only provide the most necessary functions.
eMMC isn’t bad, but it’s not the fastest
Of course, not all embedded MultiMediaCard memories are the same and differ in their processing and speed. Notebooks with built-in eMMC are also not designed for high performance and have corresponding hardware components. For demanding notebook users, however, an eMMC as hard drive storage is nothing, as it does not come close to the SSD standard. But improvements will also continue to come for the eMMC and new standards for this storage medium will be developed.