Smartphone Defrag?

  1. charliekoopa

    charliekoopa New Member Bronze Member

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    I'm wondering if there's any way to defragment the internal memory or drive of my Motorola Droid?
    I've seen several forums and other posts that show how to defrag the STORAGE memory (aka the memory card), but nobody seems to know any way to defrag the internal phone storage.
    Is there an app or something else that can assist me in doing this or is there a way to manipulate it with my computer and a USB cord?
     
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    Hello Charliekoopa! Welcome back to PCHF!

    I have marked this as open to attract the attention of those who might be able to help you ;)

    Regards,

    Smokeycheech :D
     
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    charliekoopa New Member Bronze Member

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    Again, I'm not trying to defragment the phone's removable storage (SD card) I'm trying to defragment the phone's internal drive. Unfortunately, with the motorola droid, all applications save and write to the phones internal drive, not to the removable, and upgradeable/replaceable SD flash memory card. I'm concerned that all the apps I've downloaded, installed and then uninstalled have effected my phone's overall performance.
     
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    I have a couple of utilities that will defrag my SD card, but I've found a
    better way, IMO. I use an SD Card reader and copy all the data from my SD
    card to a folder on my PC. Then, I delete everything from my SD card, and
    copy the data back from my PC. Pretty much the same as a defrag, and it's
    faster..





    Credit:....Tom's Hardware
     
  6. charliekoopa

    charliekoopa New Member Bronze Member

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    Still not making any sense at all. NOT the SD card. NOT the SD Card! The drive that is inside the phone. It might be a flash-read, but I'm not positive. Any info I try to find on motorola droid's brings up a barrage of ads and other ****...but no information. But I'm not interested in more SD card information! Anyone who owns a SD card that doesn't work should....I don't know...buy a new one?
     
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    You can't defragment a mobile phone for goodness sake.

    Are you just talking about the phone book or something?

    There will be things on the phones, for want of a better word, bios, that make the phone work and you would be unable to alter that unless you messed around with the phones board.
     
  8. charliekoopa

    charliekoopa New Member Bronze Member

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    I just thought there would be a way to do it. With the new android phones, everyone is constantly downloading apps, and deleting them. That obviously leaves traces or fragments in the memory. I'm not talking about defragmenting the mem on a nokia 5100 or a motorola star tac (for those of you that remember them), I mean the memory in my droid. I started with 140 mb memory about a 3 months ago, and now I'm topping out at 112 mb with roughly the same footprint on the memory. I kill all the "parasitic" apps and services and all I have left is 112 mb. There has to be an app out there that will speed it up to like new.
     
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    After reading up on this it seems you can set the phone back to factory settings as it were, this of course will delete all your data.

    It also seems that the phone has 256MB of on-board memory.

    Have you tried this?
     
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    just found this, you probably know how to do it by now. but it is also for those who are trying to look for an answer. simple with like any device, connect your phone or device to your computer, right click the drive, scroll to properties/tools/defragment now. phone runs alot faster then when i first bought it.
     
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