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    Do you defrag your palm pre's hard drive to improve performance?

    Any other tips for improving performance, as my pre has been running pretty slow recently.

    Thanks,
    Nick
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    The portions of disk used by webOS are ext filesystems, and therefore do not require defragmentation (filesystems on UNIX and Linux systems do not suffer the fragmentation problems of Windows). The drive you place music files on, etc, when you plug in the USB is FAT and could suffer from fragmentation, but it is typically not recommended to defrag flash memory since it can shorten the life of the media.
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    try cleaning the history the cookies and all that stuff in ur pre instal jstop to clean ur memory and preset reset so ur pre restarts every day do a specific time it's important to restart ur pre. It's like an cumputer it needs to refresh sometimes. So that should do it.
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    you also really should never, ever defrag any kind of flash media. It's a really good way to kill the life of the storage.
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    Treo 600 > Treo 650 > HTC Mogul (*****!) > HTC Touch Pro (***** squared!) > PRE! > Epic
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    Wynand's link is right, never defragment an SSD, all it does is wear down the hardware.

    This is simply because defragment solves a problem not present on solid drives.
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    Also, clearing your call history seems to keep things humming. When people find it slow to answer or hang up a call, or general laziness around the phone app, you will generally find they have a lot of calls in their call history list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alex.dobeck View Post
    Wynand's link is right, never defragment an SSD, all it does is wear down the hardware.

    This is simply because defragment solves a problem not present on solid drives.
    What hardware would it wear out? I thought SSD drives had no moving parts...?
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    Read the article linked above, it'll explain it all. But in a nutshell, Flash memory eventually wears out, and defragging just wears it out faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cantaffordit View Post
    What hardware would it wear out? I thought SSD drives had no moving parts...?
    Can a USB thumbdrive "wear out"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wunderbar View Post
    Read the article linked above, it'll explain it all. But in a nutshell, Flash memory eventually wears out, and defragging just wears it out faster.
    Ah, basically the same reason rewritable optical discs can wear out with use.

    Makes perfect sense!

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