From Lifehacker:

The iPod stores music on a hard drive, right? And with any system, an excessively fragmented hard drive means a slow system. An old thread on the iPod Hacks forum discusses speeding up your iPod with a simple disk defragment.

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(I’m not completely convinced it will increase performance, but it’s worth a try).

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Alex Eckelberry