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27th August 2004, 09:15 AM
Does anyone know any good FREE Disk Defrag app for Mac OS X? Unless it is inbuilt into OS X, but I can't find it!

27th August 2004, 09:39 AM
OS X defrags the HD automatically in the background iirc.

Besides, modern HD's are much quicker than their ancestors were - any performance increase from a defrag would be minimal.

27th August 2004, 12:25 PM
Cool, that's what I had heard, it's good that it was confirmed, thanks Disko.!

27th August 2004, 02:05 PM
The closest thing to defrag that is necessary on an Apple is repairing permissions. There is the apple program for this in Applications/Utilies/Disk Utility, and you can also download System Optimizer off versiontracker. http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/13321

28th August 2004, 08:21 AM
Disk defragmentation is actually detrimental under OSX, as it stores frequently accessed files (hotfiles) at the front of the disk for optimal performance. De-fragmentation would actually wreck this system.

What I recommend, if anything, is storing very large files on a seperate partition/hd as they tend to get fragmented the most.