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TRIM or GC type software for flash drive?

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CompuTamer

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I have a 16GB flash drive, that's been filled and emptied 3 or 4 times since i bought it 6 months ago. I use it mainly for installing Windows on my computer, so it's not really a lot of write cycles on it. I was just wondering if there's some way that i can clean out the flash cells that have been written to, and then erased? When i got the drive, i was getting 20+ write speeds... now i'm getting about 2 or 3 MB/s lol
 

Automata

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I don't believe that they require cleanup like SSD's do. I've had my 8gb OCZ Rally for a long time (ever since they went for $55) and the layout/files have changed multiple times. The drive performs like it was when it was new. Heck, even the 2gb OCZ Rally I had before that got way more abuse than my current one and it never slowed down.

If there is, cool, that would be nice to find out; but I suspect something is wrong with the drive or connection.
 
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CompuTamer

CompuTamer

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Hmmm... maybe it is something to do with my computer then... thanks. I'll poke around in my USB settings and see if anything is changed by any chance.
 

TaCoSwInDeZ

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Im with thid here. Ive got a 2gb sony flashdrive that i've had for at least 2-3 years and ive written and erased it to full capacity countless times, in one day I know I filled it up and erased it over and over at least 10-15 times doing various experiments with some software and its still just as fast as it was the day I got it and works like a charm.