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Why won't my Flashdrive defragment correctly?

by rammstein42020 / March 10, 2015 1:14 PM PDT

My flashdrive recently got reformatted and had about 3.41 GB of files sent to it as a backup and then it got 100% fragmented and I ran disk defragmenter on it and it didn't go down by much. How did this happen and can I fix it?

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you are ruining it
by James Denison / March 10, 2015 1:22 PM PDT

add useless write sequences to whittle down it's lifetime. You don't defrag flash memory.

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This is great news.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 11, 2015 12:43 AM PDT

Flash sales going up!

(yes, you are ruining this drive.)
Bob

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Re: defragment
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 11, 2015 12:57 AM PDT

No need to defragment a backup, since you hardly read files on it.
No need (on the contrary) to defragment flash memory.

So:
No need to fix anything.

Kees

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