20334 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Jul 11, 2007 10:34 PM by Mike Gardner
A. always have a current backup first.
B. erase your drive and do a restore with superduper.
C. Intech SpeedTools Suite has a file defgrag utility BUT watch out if it tries to defrag a 20GB+ file! ( have those on their own partition anyway, mostly backup images of other volumes that run 16-65GB).
D. Keep your drive to 65% or less, even more so for boot drive.
E. do some cleaning of temp and cache folders, which is something that SuperDuper does for you, it skips backing them up because those are best recreated fresh by the OS.
F. when you restore, SuperDuper organizes directories into a "smarter" order.
G. It does improve performance.
H. While at it, install a new 500GB drive why not.
I. Use the old drive for backups and emergency boot drive.
This is what Digidesign says about drives.
"Hard Drive Configuration and Maintenance"
It is recommended that you start with a newly
initialized audio drive. You should also periodically
defragment your audio drive to ensure
continued system performance.
That's why I need an app to do this.
Thank you for your input.
OS X defrags files that are 20 MB or less hence the
need to defrag is greatly reduce over Windoze.
Over half of my files are larger than 20 MB so I would definitely be interested in a good defraging program. I have noticed that my larger files seem to open and edit slower than when my computer was new.