So if Mac osx automatically defrags then wouldn't a drive like this be useless? S

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  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    Seagate Momentous XT Hybrid Drive.

    From Anandtech's review they state, " The data in the NAND remains persistent across power cycles, however not formats or defrags. You still have to defragment the drive, but doing so resets the drive's learning back to zero. Defragmenting less often is the only real solution.?
     
  2. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Its not that MacOS automatically defrags, its that the file system doesn't require defragging.
     
  3. blueroom macrumors 603

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    That Momentus XT drive will chew through your batteries if used in a MacBook.
     
  4. Winter Charm macrumors 6502a

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    Really? Uh oh... I was seriously considering it, but I need battery life above all else :(
     
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  6. Steve Ballmer macrumors 6502

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    That's not really true. The file system can and will get fragmented, but only once you start to reach 90-100% disk capacity. But to say that you "never" need to defrag is not accurate.
     

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