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Does Mac have some sort of defrag utility?

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brain wrote:
> Does Mac have some sort of defrag utility?
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no

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On 7/22/09 9:53 AM, brain wrote:
> Does Mac have some sort of defrag utility?
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WHY? It's not needed. Mac properly saves it's files on the disk.
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On Wed, 22 Jul 2009 14:30:08 +0000, Jay Calderwood wrote:

> WHY? It's not needed. Mac properly saves it's files on the disk.


I seem to recall M$ saying the same thing about NTFS years ago...



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Joseph Marton wrote:
> I seem to recall M$ saying the same thing about NTFS years ago...


Yes, but would it be the first time Microsoft lied about it's software?
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On Wed, 22 Jul 2009 14:43:36 +0000, Matthew wrote:

> Yes, but would it be the first time Microsoft lied about it's software?


No, but that's not the point. The point is that just because a vendor
says it's filesystem is perfect doesn't mean that's actually the case.



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brain wrote:

> Does Mac have some sort of defrag utility?


I got a program called Drive Genius that does defrag.

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Joseph Marton,
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> No, but that's not the point. The point is that just because a vendor
> says it's filesystem is perfect doesn't mean that's actually the case.
>


I've even heard it said that the traditional NetWare file system
benefits from defragging, though it's likely to be minimal -- and of
course the defrag utility would have to understand and work around
elevator seeking.


NSS, now *there's* a perfect filesystem. 😉

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>> No, but that's not the point. The point is that just because a vendor
>> says it's filesystem is perfect doesn't mean that's actually the case.



HFS+ partitions DO need defragmenting. I had the joy of administering a Mac
OS 8.6 Appleshare IP server years ago. Same HFS+ filesystem as OS X
10.whatever, VERY fragmented.


> I've even heard it said that the traditional NetWare file system
> benefits from defragging, though it's likely to be minimal -- and of
> course the defrag utility would have to understand and work around
> elevator seeking.


Our beloved Dave Kearns proved that NWFS needed defragmentation too. One of
his network world articles explained his findings with an old NetWare server
and ArcServe backup times IIRC. I think it was 7% faster, but wow, that was
a long while ago.

And I STILL miss Dave's Novell weekly articles.




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Are you talking about NSS2b, 2c or 2d? 🙂


"DougB" <dougdotblack@geemail.com> wrote in message
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> Joseph Marton,
>>
>>
>> No, but that's not the point. The point is that just because a vendor
>> says it's filesystem is perfect doesn't mean that's actually the case.
>>

>
> I've even heard it said that the traditional NetWare file system
> benefits from defragging, though it's likely to be minimal -- and of
> course the defrag utility would have to understand and work around
> elevator seeking.
>
>
> NSS, now *there's* a perfect filesystem. 😉
>



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Craig,

> Are you talking about NSS2b, 2c or 2d? 🙂
>
>

Yes. 😛
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DZanre wrote:

> brain wrote:
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> > Does Mac have some sort of defrag utility?

>
> I got a program called Drive Genius that does defrag.


Thanks!

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