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Old 05-22-2012, 09:58 AM
daves007 daves007 is offline
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Default Defragging and mp3 player?

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

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Old 05-22-2012, 10:19 AM
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it's flash memory and doesn't need defragging.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:21 AM
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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.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:24 AM
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Thanks!
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