Should VPC Be Defragged Regularly...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by pimentoLoaf, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. pimentoLoaf macrumors 68000

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  2. bubbamac macrumors 6502

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    It depends on what you're using it for, and how often you use it. I use mine so little, and with such small files, it's not an issue.

    If you're using yours a lot, and with large files, or installing and uninstalling lots of apps (er, uh, programs), you might consider it. Boy, I hope you've got some free time. That ought to take an eternity.
     
  3. brap macrumors 68000

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    I should think fragmentation pails into insignificance when you consider the overheads already incurred. Maybe if you're wanting to squeeze that last nanosecond.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I wonder whether it would have any effect at all because the files on VPC are kept on an OSX-formatted hard drive after all. Since OSX does all its own de-fragmenting, you'd think VPC would automatically be clean as-is. :)

    Remember, VPC is merely pretending to be an x86 system (Windows or otherwise.) ;)
     
  5. brap macrumors 68000

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    See, that bit contradicts...
    That bit.
    The hard drive is one file. OS X will treat it as a single contiguous file yes, but inside the file is a working model, if you will, of a HD. This virtual HD will become fragmented as windows slaps data anywhere it wants, just like a real computer. OS X has no control over it.

    My point is, who cares if it's fragmented. It's treacle slow anyway. :rolleyes:
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    OK, fair enough. I figured it was like an app in that it was represented by one file in the finder but was actually a package of lots of little files. Either way, I can't be bothered defragging! I agree with you, it won't do anything noticeable.
     

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