8.1 defragging usb flash drive?

edited August 2017 in Hardware

This usb flash drive gets recognized as a "HDD" by the disk optimizer and it even got auto-defragged, tho it's not supposed to be.

And as a side note- no, I'm not using that HDD anymore, I swapped it for an SSD.


  • It all depends on the vendor & how they identify the drive ID as well as Microsoft's wonky volume & storage drive drivers.

    For instance, I have a Sandisk Cruzer which identifies as a hard disk, even though it is not.

    "Festplatten" is hard disks.
    Second category(not going to type) is "devices with switchable media" aka "devices with removable storage."
    Laufwerke is drives.
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