A computer-implemented method, according to one embodiment, is for calibrating read voltages for a block of memory. The computer-implemented method includes: determining a calibration read mode of the block, and using the calibration read mode to determine whether pages in the block should be read using full page read operations. In response to determining that the pages in the block should not be read using full page read operations, a current value of a partial page read indicator for the block is determined. The block is further calibrated by reading only a portion of each page in the block, where the current value of the partial page read indicator determines which portion of each respective page in the block is read. Moreover, the current value of the partial page read indicator is incremented.