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.
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.
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.
thinking is like pong, it's easy, but you miss sometimes.
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.