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Wizcode releases Defragment Mobile for Microsoft Pocket PCs

by Anton Tomov on Apr 03


Wizcode Defragment Mobile releasedApril 3rd, 2009 - Wizcode LLC (http://www.wizcode.com), the leading publisher of software for mobile devices, announced today the official release of Defragment Mobile - the world's most efficient and powerful Windows Mobile storage card defragmenter and file system optimizer, now featuring Wizcode's FlashBoost® flash memory optimization technology and Wizcode's DirBoost® folder sorting.

Defragment Mobile is Wizcode's second generation storage card defragmenter based on several Wizcode projects - Evolution, Phoenix, and FATFS. The product is unique because it adds specific flash memory optimization (FlashBoost®) during the defragmentation process that aligns files with flash media block boundaries. Defragment Mobile also features folder sorting (DirBoost®) that will put in alphabetical order folder contents and will greatly speed up 3rd party applications, processing a large number of files.

Wizcode Defragment Mobile features:

  • Removes file system fragmentation
  • Automatically defragments storage cards when the device is rebooted
  • Integrated error checking code to prevent defragmentation disasters
  • Sorts directory contents alphabetically for improved performance (DirBoost®)
  • FlashBoost® feature to align files with physical flash card blocks
  • RAM defragmentation resulting in application-wide improvements in memory footprint
  • Supports command line parameters
  • Supports all FAT file systems

 

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.

Enter Wizcode Defragment Mobile - the world's most efficient and powerful Windows Mobile storage card defragmenter and file system optimizer now featuring Wizcode's FlashBoost® flash memory optimization technology and Wizcode's DirBoost® folder sorting.

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. In order to avoid excessive fragmentation we recommend that you defragment on a regular basis; usually once every week or two is sufficient.


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