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Found Storage Defragmenter on the Play Store. It defragments internal storage. When I ran it I got an extra 32meg of free space. So I recommend it.

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Flash memories shouldn't be defragmented

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Found Storage Defragmenter on the Play Store. It defragments internal storage. When I ran it I got an extra 32meg of free space. So I recommend it.

 

yeah, if you want to shorten the live of you phone use it.  As blacksh4dow said

 

Flash memories shouldn't be defragmented


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how does it hurt the phone?

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Flash memory can only support so many writes/re-writes, defrag will do loads of these when running.


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Google flash memory defrag to find lots more on this and why you should not do it. Certainly not on a continuous/background basis anyway.

 

Edit: just looked at the app on Play Store:

 

https://play.google....?id=sa.storaged

 

I don't understand this comment:

 

Disclaimer: There is a benefit to defragmenting a flash drive, although it is not nearly as noticeable as the performance benefit of defragmenting a regular drive. This app simulates the defragmentation proces.

 

Does the app actually do anything for flash devices or not? It seems to suggest that it just "simulates" the defrag for flash drives?!?


Edited by dalyer, 14 October 2013 - 02:44 PM.

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On a regular hard drive, the drive heads need to move across the disk platters to read the data so the less fragmented the data, the less the heads need to move.  Flash memory has no heads so defragging flash memory will have little, if any, increase in performance.

 

Whilst the app will defrag files on the flash memory, the gains are not worth the wear and tear on the phone


Edited by Garnt, 14 October 2013 - 03:02 PM.

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The comment about simulation on the apps page confused me also, but running it did make a difference.
I guess flashing roms could also hurt memory?
So perhaps just use this when you start having problems updating apps?

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