Defrag

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  1. joe01 macrumors member

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    I was wondering is there an defrag app for the mac ?
     
  2. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, iDefrag. Google it.
     
  3. Nykwil macrumors 65816

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  4. reclusivemonkey macrumors 6502

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    I can't quote this exactly as the book is in the loft, but a very well known hardware bible says you should never defrag your hardrive.
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You don't need to.

    Don't waste your money.

    Don't get iDefrag.
     
  6. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    Drive Genius 2 and DiskWarrior are both excellent programs that will solve all of your problems.
     
  7. dacreativeguy macrumors 68000

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    You don't need to defrag on a Mac, but if you really must the cheapest and fastest way to do it is to get SuperDuper or CCC and clone your drive to an external drive. Then reformat your HD and clone back. This is free (as those apps are free), faster, and safer than trusting some derag program to organize every bit on your drive.
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    No need to defrag the volume.

    This isn't NTFS mate.
     
  9. bearcatrp macrumors 68000

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    Don't defrag your mac. I did with idefrag for my large movie files and screwed up my mac pro. Took me months to fix. Let OS X do the defragging.
     
  10. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    How do you mean it screwed up your Mac Pro? As a bit of a former "windows user", I'm used to the idea (and core concept) of needing to defrag - does OSX really do it on its own in the background?

    Thanks
     
  11. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Yes, it does. Don't waste your money, don't waste your time.
     
  12. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Like, it's it idle time the system performs a defrag operation? Or is the filesystem is structured in such a way that fragmentation doesn't occur / isn't impactful?

    I guess I'm more curious than anything (I never had any intention of buying a defrag package).
     
  13. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    OS X auto defrags files under 20mb seeing as thats about 99% of the files on your system, why bother ?
     
  14. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    It's both. Stuff like hot file clustering and defrag-on-read (for files under 20MB) helps to get rid of some fragmentation, but HFS+/OS X deals with fragmentation far better than NTFS/Windows NT does.
     

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