No defrag for OSX?
December 7, 2002 5:45PM
edited January 2014
I've looked everywhere, and can't find any apps for defragmenting a hard drive under MacOS X?
Can anyone shed any light on this for me? <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
Reply 1 of 9
December 7, 2002 5:49PM
Norton Utilities has a defragger in its "Speed Disk" app. It's been native for OSX for over a year.
Oh, and this belongs in the
forum. Moving now...
[ 12-07-2002: Message edited by: Brad ]</p>
Reply 2 of 9
not unlike myself
December 7, 2002 6:47PM
I presumed that it had some kind of 'active defrag' whereas it doesn't need it. Thoughts?
Reply 3 of 9
December 7, 2002 6:58PM
I've never heard of such a thing.
Mac OS X on HFS+ is just as prone to file and free space fragmentation as Mac OS 9 was.
Reply 4 of 9
December 7, 2002 7:07PM
hfs+ is still prone to fragmentation
hopefully they will junk it sometime in the future
& stick with a good unix fs ufs or some form
Reply 5 of 9
December 7, 2002 8:59PM
Can't be as bad as NTFS.
Reply 6 of 9
December 7, 2002 9:18PM
HFS+ suffers from ~15% max fragmentation.
UFS suffers from negligable fragmentation.
It's a good idea in windows to defrag, but it's not necessary in Mac OS 9/X.
It should speed disk access up a bit (if you are using HFS+), but regular defrags are just annoying to do.
Reply 7 of 9
December 7, 2002 10:06PM
Thanks for the help!
Reply 8 of 9
December 7, 2002 10:23PM
Just to throw in my two cents...
It's usually better to just backup your data, wipe the hard drive, and reinstall. Defragging isn't perfect, and takes up a good chunk of time anyway (if you haven't done it in a couple months).
Reply 9 of 9
December 8, 2002 6:50AM
; target="_blank">Drive 10</a> also does defragmenting.