Defrag question? Please help.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by DougY, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. DougY macrumors 6502

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    I know, does this guy not know that you dont have to defrag OS10?
    Ive read all the info on the subject, but I have another question nevertheless.
    I do a lot of video work on my iMac, files in excess of 250mb, adding..deleting..modifying, etc. I have read that this OS will automatically defrag files of approx 20mb or less. With the work I do on my iMac, and the size of the files I move around my HD, should I be concerned about the need to defrag my computer? And if so, what 3rd party software? Thanks.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Sample of threads of the last six months about the subject of defragmentation, found via MRoogle.

    Do you have to defrag a Mac?
    Maintenance in OS X - is it necessary?
    should i defrag my macbook air with a boot volume like this?
    Disk cleanup and defrag. Is it required or not?
    OSX has its own built-in defrag program?

    Btw, using your HDD where the OS resides on as scratch disk for video work is not recommended due to the excess access, which puts a lot of stress onto the HDD. Use an external HDD in a Firewire 800 enclosure.
     

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