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Fast EEPROM operations

This is the second article about using an external EEPROM I2C chip with an Arduino or any compatible board, like ConnDuino. In a previous article we covered the basics of reading and writing data to the EEPROM. We were able to read and write any data-type, having arbitrary size, but we had to decompose and transfer them to the EEPROM byte after byte. 

In this article, the writing and reading of continuous blocks will be explained. These operations are a little bit more complicated to implement and some better understanding of the EEPROM is required, but for large objects they may be an order of magnitude faster.