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More of an issue with big files or old drive
Authored by: Makosuke on Dec 14, '04 09:46:58PM

It's worth noting that older computers are on average going to be more prone to fragmentation, due to their smaller disks (the lower RAM may mean more swapfiles as well, depending on what you're doing). Plus, of course, on a pokey computer every little bit helps.

And yes, OSX's defragmentation works great for small files. It's worthless for big ones, which of course are the most likely to fragment if you do a lot of video capture or heavy sound work since that's also the time you're most likely to fill your drive.

The point I was trying to make, though--that 99% of people don't push around multi-gigabyte files with their disks almost full--still stands.



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