Is there a disk defragmenter for a Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Imola Ghost, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Imola Ghost macrumors 65816

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    The reason I ask is that I have a hard drive in my car that work thru the factory radio. It works as long as I don't format the drive with my mac, however it does require to be formatting with a PC.

    I've noticed that the hard drive has been a little sluggish. Is there a disk defragmenter or some type of mac software [preferably free] that can clean up this hard drive?
     
  2. ianray macrumors 6502

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    Requiring a PC for formatting implies that FAT or NTFS format is used, and thus a PC is required for defrag.

    (Or, more precisely, Windows is required. You could use Bootcamp.)

    Hope this helps :)
     
  3. Imola Ghost thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, that made a lot of sense. I do have boot camp I'm just trying to keep from using it as much as possible.
     
  4. 76ShovelHead macrumors 6502a

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    As long as you had Journaling enabled, i didn't think you need to defragment a Mac?
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    It has nothing to do with journaling.
     

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