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22nd February, 2008 at 21:27:47 -

Well not to start an os war here, but need we much proof after saying that about os x?

I have mine defrag every wednesday at 7am while I'm at school. Recommended or not, I'm pleased with how quickly things pop up when I'm breezing through folders. I have little to no hitches at all, and picture previews all load instantly.

 
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23rd February, 2008 at 06:11:16 -

So do I and I haven't ever defragged since I built it about 10 months ago. You don't NEED to defrag that often, especially not on NTFS!

How long does the defrag take, like 5 mins? There's no point in that..! You might as well go and buy Norton software!

 
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23rd February, 2008 at 11:57:07 -

defrag take 5 mins?! i forced my comp to defrag my 120 gig hdd and it took over an hour.

 
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23rd February, 2008 at 12:05:59 -

Most of my old computers used to take hours each time, some were like well over 6 hours! But my last PC only took about 20 minutes.

My iMac only takes 5 minutes!

 
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23rd February, 2008 at 12:26:20 -

Even if you have Linux, FAT32 are useless now.
Linux has very good NTFS support now days.
NTFS has a key feature for me which is the compression.
I compress all of my disk and save space big time.

 
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23rd February, 2008 at 12:28:49 -

Not needing to defrag that often is not something that really bugs me though, especially since when I do defrag, it's when I'm at school and by time I get home it's long since been finished. If it's not going to hurt the hard drive and only improve speed by less then a percent each time, then the question why could be asked, but in the same light, why not?

Defragging that often clearly doesn't mean that my PC is going to be so much faster then anyone elses, but it does mean that minor fragmentations every so often, are constantly cleaned up every week and they never have a chance to build up. A good way to compare it, is to ask why does a restaurant have to sweep the floors every morning and night, when theres nothing visible to be swept up. The answer, each time they sweep they keep it from building up.

 
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23rd February, 2008 at 14:44:27 -

Don't go NTFS, go extended Journal and buy mac-drive. You should know better...
and definetly stray from fat32, huge library and no files over 4gb. That's insane
NTFS for PC, extended journal for macs running PC.

 
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23rd February, 2008 at 15:59:30 -

Little note about NTFS:

http://www.create-games.com/article.asp?id=1570

Most people know this, but just in case. It's good to have an application that can browse the alternate data stream, just so you know what's in there.

If you share files over multiple operating systems, why not just run Windows on an NTFS drive, OSX on a FAT32 drive, and maybe have a third FAT32 for files which you want to run on both.

 
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23rd February, 2008 at 18:40:38 -

Try reading my last post again - I was being rather sarcastic

 
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23rd February, 2008 at 22:52:59 -

I thought about doing that Dines, but all my external drives are fully in use with HFS+ or NTFS.

And I dunno what happened but everytime I run a game off my NTFS external it needs defragging, not too much but the previously solid blue blocks have become striped red/blue. Tis a bit annoying since I like to keep things all ship shaped.

 
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