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{Disarmed} Xiaomi has its own Windows defragmenter: this is how MIUI 13 s "liquid storage" works

Xiaomi has its own Windows defragmenter: this is how it works

Hours and hours watching how they turned from red to blue... If you've been a Windows user, you surely remember fondly —or rather lazily— the popular Windows defragmenter , that visual tool that changed color little squares and transmitted , why deny it, a certain sense of zen calm.

The tool passed to a better life —or, to be exact, it stopped being a manual function to become a fully automated one— but its reason for being is still very much in force today: increasing the speed of access to the disk is still essential to speed up the reading and writing new data. And this is what Xiaomi pursues with its 'Liquid Storage'.

How MIUI 13 liquid storage works

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MIUI 13 liquid storage feature based on Android 12 proposes the following: reduced fragmentation and smart management of stored files . To what end?

Nothing better to understand how liquid storage works than by following the course of this river, analyzing the flow of information like tracing a riverbed. We stop being poetic and we go to the practical.

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Over time, files eat up more and more space. Like dust accumulating on household surfaces, storage becomes more inefficient, creating larger and larger file partitions that result in slower reading. Because it is not the same to look for house keys in the drawer of the bedside table than inside a gigantic closet.

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Each file is subdivided into a set of small elements, cells of information that are recorded in the phone's storage.

Building on this maxim, it's known that over time—36 months, according to internal studies —storage slows read speeds by up to 50% . These changes that MIUI 13 proposes, according to Xiaomi itself , greatly speed up performance.

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Liquid storage in MIUI 13 performs dynamic defragmentation and optimizes space. An algorithm is responsible for relocating this data by proximity. The result: improves read and write efficiency by up to 60% .

And this is something that we can perceive every time we look for a photo in the gallery or every time we load an audio on WhatsApp : it affects everything.

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In short, MIUI 13 retains the original 95% read and write speed . 36 months after brand new mobile you will only perceive a performance latency of 5%. In other words: that fluid performance of the first day will continue to be effective long after, prolonging the useful life of your mobile.

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