Deleting large video files.

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by mantic, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. mantic macrumors 6502a

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    I know OS X defrags on the fly but only for realatively small files.

    Am I going to end up with a really fragmented HD after deleting large video files once I'm done with them?
     
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

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    >>Am I going to end up with a really fragmented HD after deleting large video files once I'm done with them?<<

    Probably so. If that bothers you, or if it causes a slow down in performance, use a defragmenting program. I use TechTools Pro whenever I have the need.

    -DH
     
  3. mantic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes.. It does bother me.

    What are my other options?
     
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  5. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

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    The developer of the SuperDuper backup app claims you can defrag a drive by making an external backup of your disk, boot from the external, and then erase-and-copy to the internal. Any idea if this actually works?
     
  6. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Yes, because when the data gets written back to the drive it won't be in fragments.
     
  7. mantic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't that then leave the external fragmented?

    Really leaves me a little aggrivated that we don't have a defrag tool built in.
     

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