Why Not Just be Happy?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by eljanitor, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium


    Jan 28, 2009
    Quebec, Canada
    Every filesystem gets fragmented. Filesystems simply cannot guarantee that file allocation and growth is continuous on a hard drive. It's just impossible (unless you're ready to sacrifice a lot of performance doing "on the fly defragmentation" or a lot of space to pre-allocate a lot of extra blocks to accomodate the growing and changing of files.)

    The performance of Windows' NTFS filesystem and other Unix filesystem under fragmentation loads is very similar and all much better than FAT based filesystems were. That's the point, the "slow down" isn't quite as there on NTFS, and it is about the same you would suffer from HFS+.

    If you read the early Microsoft docs on NTFS, this was one of its selling point. Now that they bothered to produce a defrag tool, why wouldn't they promote it and its use ?

    Again, I won't fight this holy war about file fragmentation on disks. It's a lost cause. People swear by defragmentation to keep a filesystem's performance up, I know that's grasping at straws and the benefits are negligible enough that I shouldn't bother with it.
  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    Actually, by 2008 Vista was out, so XP was outdated. And Vista had the same protected driver model as Windows 7, so blue screens shouldn't have happened, the computer should gracefully recover. Also, defrag was a background process, so you shouldn't have to worry about that either. Honestly, I haven't experienced the "Windows Experience" that you're talking about since the early days of XP, ie 2002, +/-
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    The red one is better. ;)

    I was tempted to pick up the 15" sibling for ~$779 at launch with a 3 year warranty. My only complaint would be the quality of the LCD panel. How is it on the 3450?

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