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Defragmenting a flash drive? Are you kidding? NEVER do that.

Edit: Oops, I was not clear. There is no need or reason to "defragment" a solid-state disk because it is entirely random-access anyway, and "defragmenting" would do exactly nothing except to rearrange the disk contents and wear down the useful life of the disk.
I just want a disk defragmenter to defrag my ntfs flash drivse I don't care whether it wear down the life or not.
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I just want a disk defragmenter to defrag my ntfs flash drivse I don't care whether it wear down the life or not.
Why? There's absolutely no reason to defragment a flash drive! The drives are MEANT to be fragmented, and even if you "defragmented" it, it would STILL be out of order on-disk.
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I am no Linux pro, but I was under the impression that the file system structure of the Linux does suffer from fragmentation like NTFS or FAT.
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I am no Linux pro, but I was under the impression that the file system structure of the Linux does suffer from fragmentation like NTFS or FAT.
it does get fragmented, all filesystems get fragmented. ext 3 and 4 are journaled filesystems, as long as the journal doesn't get fragmented, you should be fine, you will only start to notice the effects of fragmentation once you start getting closer to 95% capacity on the partition, part of the reason why 5% is typically reserved for superuser.
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Why? There's absolutely no reason to defragment a flash drive! The drives are MEANT to be fragmented, and even if you "defragmented" it, it would STILL be out of order on-disk.
This. There is no reason to defrag a flash dive. You seem slow to listen for some reason. You will gain no speed increase or any other type of advantage.
As for defragging on Linux, I'm not aware of any defrag software at this time.
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this just came to me, why don't you copy everything off the flash drive onto your HDD, format the flash drive, then copy everything back, viola, defragmented.
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this just came to me, why don't you copy everything off the flash drive onto your HDD, format the flash drive, then copy everything back, viola, defragmented.
that would probably be better for the chips in the drive too, all that would really be re-written if you did it right would be the file table
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this just came to me, why don't you copy everything off the flash drive onto your HDD, format the flash drive, then copy everything back, viola, defragmented.
The filesystem may be defragmented, but that doesn't really do much of anything on an SSD except reduce the life of the chips. Look up wear leveling.
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The filesystem may be defragmented, but that doesn't really do much of anything on an SSD except reduce the life of the chips. Look up wear leveling.
i know, but the dude is obviously determined to "defrage" his flash drive since there aren't any tools to do it, figured it is better to entertain than to argue
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i know, but the dude is obviously determined to "defrage" his flash drive since there aren't any tools to do it, figured it is better to entertain than to argue
It would be more entertaining if he would reduce the life of his chips by taking a video camera and filming himself smashing his SSD into little bits with a hammer and then putting the video on YouTube.
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