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    Default I love to De-Fragment....do you

    Hi all,

    I don't have defragment set as an auto function as I like to have some control ...hehe

    I rather have some things on my computer happen when I wan't it to be done.

    Defragment is one of them.

    I probably do it once every now and then; but what a joy it is after doing it

    I defragment my external drives and files/photo's/ etc show up so much faster than before.

    Defragment my C: drive and my system runs smoother.

    What a great boost De-Frag can do to computer experience
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    Some people believe that there is some thing unholy coming out in the middle of night to turn on their PCs to fragment their HDs:

    Last edited by Sion; 31st May 2009 at 11:38 PM.

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    No, not really. That's why I use a Mac

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunbucker View Post
    No, not really. That's why I use a Mac
    Please elaborate mac users don't need to defrag?

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    well, SSD users no need to defrag... or if u defrag, u are killing your drive... lol...
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    Whenever I defrag, certain files on my com always gets unlinked (ie Photoshop stops working)... is there any way to get past that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0200903C View Post
    Please elaborate mac users don't need to defrag?
    Here you go

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunbucker View Post
    Here you go
    Although you may not have to run a defragmenting software, it does not mean that defragmenting is not going on. In this case, the OS is defragmenting the disk "on the fly" i.e. doing it as files are being created or updated.

    In the long term, the disk could still be fragmented badly enough to be noticeable. It all depends on how often files are created, deleted and updated as well as the size of the individual files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kietgnoel View Post
    Although you may not have to run a defragmenting software, it does not mean that defragmenting is not going on. In this case, the OS is defragmenting the disk "on the fly" i.e. doing it as files are being created or updated.

    In the long term, the disk could still be fragmented badly enough to be noticeable. It all depends on how often files are created, deleted and updated as well as the size of the individual files.
    or worse... if say the drive is 100gb, then photos and misc stuff take up 80gb, OS take up & program take up 20gb, left with 300mb space, no matter what OSX is talking about, will still have the same issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kietgnoel View Post
    Although you may not have to run a defragmenting software, it does not mean that defragmenting is not going on. In this case, the OS is defragmenting the disk "on the fly" i.e. doing it as files are being created or updated.

    In the long term, the disk could still be fragmented badly enough to be noticeable. It all depends on how often files are created, deleted and updated as well as the size of the individual files.
    Well, maybe. Hasn't affected the response time for my usage (mainly Aperture) for the past 3 years, and hence, I don't care

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    I feel defrag contributes in keeping the HDD fast and stable. I defragment with Diskeeper. It can be set to defrag in the background automatically and runs without any conflict.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    or worse... if say the drive is 100gb, then photos and misc stuff take up 80gb, OS take up & program take up 20gb, left with 300mb space, no matter what OSX is talking about, will still have the same issue.
    Well, common sense always prevails. Set a threshold, say 90%. By which time it's usually a good idea to upgrade the HDD.

    I'm not saying regular defragging is an unnecessary chore. It's mostly a necessary evil on certain OS platforms. However, on OS X, with a little common sense, defragging is something that usually doesn't get in your day to day life.

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    Well, I no longer do manual defragmentation since I started using Diskeeper. I have the excellent 2009 Professional version now, and while you can observe the fancy colored blocks being moved around in the manual defragment mode if you wish, I prefer the intelligent automatic defrag mode by far. It's unintrusive and does it's job in the background without bothering me..which is the way a modern OS should be : the user should not have to do any maintenance.

    I remember the nasty old Win 98 defragger from many many years ago...the thing would restart itself even with the slightest disk activity.
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