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Misnomer Alert

"3-Level Cells" = 3‑bits/cell, that is 8 Levels

"4-Level Cells" = 4‑bits/cell, that is 16 Levels

To be pedantic, storing 3 bits per cell requires eight (voltage) 'Levels'. Storing 4 bits per cell requires sixteen (voltage) 'Levels'.

Somebody screwed-up this 'Levels' nomenclature at the outset of this MLC technology.

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