1. oopsee's Avatar
    Is there any need to defrag memory like you do on a PC? If so, how?
    04-30-09 08:19 AM
  2. Spawn12's Avatar
    No there isnt as far as im aware. You dont exactly defrag memory...defragging is to do with the hard drive and theres no hard drive in the Bold.
    04-30-09 08:41 AM
  3. applejosh's Avatar
    While I have no real knowledge of the memory system on the Bold (or any blackberry for that matter), I don't believe it is necessary to defrag anything that only has flash memory. Defragging on the PC is generally only necessary because of the rotational lag you get from waiting for the disc to spin around to the next part of any particular file. Putting them close together reduces the lag. At least that's how it's been explained to me in the past.
    04-30-09 08:43 AM
  4. olaf_d's Avatar
    Defragging is practical on a hard drive because it uses arms inside to access the discs. What defragging does is moves data around to make it more efficient so that those arms don't have to travel everywhere to get one piece of data, it sort of organizes it so that it has to look in less places. Because the bold uses flash memory there are no moving parts so there really isn't any reason to defrag.

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    04-30-09 08:45 AM
  5. Blue Shift's Avatar
    Defragging is practical on a hard drive because it uses arms inside to access the discs. What defragging does is moves data around to make it more efficient so that those arms don't have to travel everywhere to get one piece of data, it sort of organizes it so that it has to look in less places. Because the bold uses flash memory there are no moving parts so there really isn't any reason to defrag.

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    Defragmenting a filesystem moves blocks of a file so that they are contiguous. While it does improve seek time drastically - there can be benefits to "defragmenting" memory - that is keeping related data contiguous. But it has to do with cache performance.

    The other benefit of defragmentation is optimal use of storage space. While defragmenting flash may not improve performance per se on the phone, it may yield an increase in available memory, depending on what filesystem is being used internally... but that presumes the OS doesn't do that housekeeping on its own.
    04-30-09 08:56 AM
  6. Darryn's Avatar
    it can be done by connecting your BB to your pc then following the normal procedures.
    im not sure if it will help but it certainly cant hurt.
    04-30-09 08:56 AM
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