defrag and other HD matenence

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by brentg33, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. brentg33 macrumors 6502a

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    Hello,
    New to mac and i just had a question about defragging the HD and what not....is there a program i need to get or an option here somewhere i dont know about??? i heard somewhere that the os does some of this behind the scenes....is there a way to know when that might be happening??

    thanks
    brent
     
  2. risc macrumors 68030

    risc

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    When you open a file 20 MB in size or less OS X automatically defrags them. It does nothing with larger files. Personally I don't use a defraging app at all and I have never noticed any issues with any of my Macs.

    If you do feel the need to run a defraging app they are out there. Just head over to http://versiontracker.com/macosx/ and do a search for defrag.

    I guess you can repair permissions on the drive from Disk Utility if you need to feel like you are doing something. Other than that there isn't really anything to do on Tiger. All of the old maintenance cron jobs that weren't handled properly if you slept the machine are handled by launchd and work as expected.
     

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