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daves007 05-22-2012 09:58 AM

Defragging and mp3 player?
Hi, I was just defragging my laptop and never had thought of doing the J3. Advised? Allowed?!


Jeven 05-22-2012 10:19 AM

it's flash memory and doesn't need defragging.

skip252 05-22-2012 10:21 AM

Allowed, yes. Advised, no.

Flash memory doesn't have the same issues with fragmentation that HDDs do. The way the information is organized is different and defragging won't gain you anything. All you'll do is use a goodly number of the large but finite wear cycles that all flash memory has.

There have been reports of very marginal performance increases defragging flash memory. I haven't seen one that convinces me that defragging a flash drive is worth the increased wear and possible reduction in the life of the player.

daves007 05-22-2012 10:24 AM


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