Should VPC Be Defragged Regularly...

bubbamac

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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.
 

brap

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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.
 

mad jew

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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.) ;)
 

brap

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mad jew said:
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. :)
See, that bit contradicts...
Remember, VPC is merely pretending to be an x86 system (Windows or otherwise.) ;)
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:
 

mad jew

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brap said:
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:
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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