Originally Posted by Jckinnick
Why whats wrong? Is an ipod solid state? I defrag it all the time.
Flash memory decreases its life the more it is written to, and defragmentation is a very read/write intensive process.
Plus, there's no performance gain for defragmenting flash memory because there's no moving parts.
It doesn't matter where data is stored because it can be retrieved at the same speed wherever it resides.
Defragmentation is sometimes useful in hard drives because it can rearrange data in such a way that the physical heads aren't jumping all over the place looking for data.
Does your iPod have a hard drive or flash memory?