Fragmentation refers to the tendency of files, stored in the FAT file system, to become broken into pieces that can end up in very different places within a storage card volume. Fragmentation occurs naturally with time when a storage card is used frequently - creating, deleting, and modifying files. This process is entirely invisible to users.
Blazingly fast, supporting all three FAT formats (FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32), and with the new FlashBoost® feature specifically designed for flash memory optimization, the defragmenter will rearrange the files on your storage card like children's tile puzzles until all files and folders become contiguous, and folder contents become alphabetically sorted for maximum performance.
A fragmented file system leads to performance degradation
. Instead of a file being in one continuous "chunk" on the card, it is split into many pieces which can be located anywhere on the card. By doing this, additional positioning tasks are introduced into what should be a sequential reading operation, often greatly reducing speed, especially on micro drives but also affecting flash memory because of read-ahead and FAT caching, and the way information is physically stored on a storage card. Flash memory is organized and accessed in blocks and the performance penalty for accessing sequential data stored in two different blocks is substantial.
There are two principle reasons for improving when files are stored in contiguous cluster chains. One is to improve the speed with which a file is stored to or retrieved from a storage card. The second reason is to reduce the possibility of data loss. If the files are kept together in adjacent clusters, the chances of recovering them, even with third-party recovery tools, increase measurably.
Without Wizcode Defragment Mobile on your mobile device file system fragmentation will steadily bring down system performance and generate fragmentation related problems such as slowdowns, freezes, crashes and more.
Defragmenting a very fragmented storage card will often result in tangible improvements in the "feel" of the disk. To avoid excessive fragmentation, defragment on a regular basis; usually once every week or two is sufficient.
- About 2MB of free storage space
- 5MB or more free RAM
Supported touch screen devices (Windows Mobile Classic/Professional Pocket PC):
- Windows Mobile 6.5 Pocket PC touch screen devices
- Windows Mobile 6.1 Pocket PC touch screen devices
- Windows Mobile 6 Pocket PC touch screen devices
- Windows Mobile 5 Pocket PC touch screen devices
- Windows Mobile 2003 / Second edition Pocket PC touch screen devices
Supported non-touch screen devices (Windows Mobile Standart Smartphones):
- Windows Mobile 6.5 Smartphone devices
- Windows Mobile 6.1 Smartphone devices
- Windows Mobile 6 Smartphone devices
- Windows Mobile 5 Smartphone devices
- Windows Mobile 2003 / Second edition Smartphone devices
Supported screen resolutions
- WVGA portrait (800x480)
- WVGA landscape (480x800)
- VGA portrait (640x480)
- VGA landscape (480x640)
- QVGA portrait (320x240)
- QVGA landscape (240x320)
- Square Hi-res (480x480)
- Square (320x320)
- Square (240x240)
- 240x400 resolution
- 240x440 resolution
Supported file systems
Supported storage cards
- Wizcode Defragment Mobile supports all storage card types
- Trial version limitation - the trial version of the product is not feature limited. After the 30 day evaluation period expires it will require a license key to continue working.
- It is recommended to install Wizcode Defragment Mobile in RAM, not on a storage card. Although the defragmenter will still work fine when installed on a storage card it won't be able to gain exclusive access to the card and therefore deny access of 3rd party apps to the file system while defragmenting.
Additional technical information and dependencies
Wizcode Evolution Application Framework
This application is built upon Wizcode's Evolution Framework for Windows Mobile.
Wizcode Phoenix Data Recovery Framework
This application uses Wizcode Phoenix Data Recovery application framework for Windows Mobile.
Wizcode FATFS Library
This application uses Wizcode FATFS Low-leve FAT file system access library for Windows Mobile devices.