The bigger the storage, the more problems (fragmentation), right?

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  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

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    The bigger the storage, the more problems (fragmentation), right? Which will make the iPad slower as it age. Am I right?
     
  2. sassenach74 macrumors 65816

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    No, it's not a HDD.
     
  3. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    It depends on how files are stored. I've never seen a defrag tool for an iPhone or Touch, and my Touch hasn't gotten slower in 2 years. Hmmm.
     
  4. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    It depends on the filesystem/OS. OS X with HFS+ dosen't suffer from fragmation in the same extent that Windows XP with NTFS does. Since iPhone OS is built from OS X I say this is a thing you don't need to worry about.
     
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  6. Julien macrumors G3

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    It's flash memory so it doesn't matter. There is no mechanical head that must move to a different area to read. All reads are the same speed no matter were the data is stored in flash memory.
     
  7. Smacky macrumors 6502

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    Still, just like SSD slow down over time as it is written to, then the flash based storage of the ipad may also slow down right?
     
  8. xl1ken macrumors member

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    Have a 32 Gig iPhone and a 64 Gig iPad. Never had any such problem with either.

    Ken

     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    technically yes. but not with flash storage, as each cell has the same access time.

    because its flash memory lol. the fragmentation is different story here. you wont ever see a fragmentation tool, if you do - DONT RUN IT.

    indeed. there would be some sort of write amplification taking place, but i am certain that the firmware of the SSDs should have been upgraded to the point that its all taken care of by the hardware itself. the OS wouldnt have to worry about it.
     

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