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SurferJoe46
10-11-2007, 05:16 PM
Before I screw one up royally (no offense to the King and/or Queen)...is it bad to defrag a flash drive/pen drive? :eek:

PaulD
10-11-2007, 06:11 PM
Shouldn't be needed, there's no moving head having to seek. The flash memory has a controller that allocates memory locations so as to even out usage.

beeswax34
10-11-2007, 08:46 PM
No, I just format/re-format them and they're fine.

MaXimus
11-11-2007, 09:08 PM
I never needed to honestly even on my 4 GB Flash drive. They're usually very fast and responsive and defragging isn't really needed. but I see no harm in doing it if u feel it's better.

Chilling_Silence
12-11-2007, 08:31 AM
MaXimus is right, generally no need, although there's nothing stopping you.

I occasionally remove all the data, format mine, then copy it all back...

MaXimus
12-11-2007, 09:04 AM
ditto