Software :: Formatting Hdd Or Defrag?

Dec 30, 2009

I've been advised to format my start up HDD as the data on my HDD is dispersed over such a large area, so I cannot partition my HDD.

I am just wondering the best way to format my HDD, whether it be to use a bootable clone on a separate external HDD, or to format using the start up disk (i.e. as restarting the computer pressing c, and going on from there on?) and having a back up on time machine, and restoring after. As these are backups, this means everything will be exactly the same doesn't it? As I have been advised to do this to make the area smaller that they cover, wont it be exactly the same?

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OS X :: Do Have To Defrag A Mac

Jun 24, 2007

Just did it to my Windows machine, and was wondering if I have to do it to my mac as well?

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Sep 26, 2010

Is there a way to defrag a MacBook (or any Mac for that matter)?

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Jan 2, 2010

I was told in the Apple Store that defragging an iMac isnt necessary. Why is that? Does anyone use any Mac utility software to keep the HD clean and running smooth?

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Aug 7, 2010

I have the full version, do I have to put it on a DVD or USB stick? Will this solve my bootcamp error?

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Dec 27, 2010

I'm looking at buying either Disk Warrior 4 or iDefrag and I'm wondering which is best, or if there are any others worth getting? I need to defrag my hard drive. DiskWarrior4 is too past my price range - I'm hoping for something no more than $20-30.

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Applications :: Looking For Freeware Defrag For Mac OSX?

Nov 19, 2009

im looking for a Freeware Bootable Defrag App for Mac OSX 10.6

i know you's are going to say "macs dont need to be defragged" but they do

reason being when you use a mac for around a year or so and seriously load up your hard drive it generates files which cannot be moved. (files over 20mb's) why do i need to move them?

when you are creating a boot camp partition it needs to move files away from the partitioning part of your drive but some files cannot be moved without a full defrag and nothing including repairing the disc or repairing permissions can fix it to move those files even if you boot of the cd.

the only 2 things that can fix it is 1: a defrag or 2: a format

so! anyone know of a freeware bootable defrag for osx because im not up for a format.

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OS X :: Defrag Files For World Of Warcraft?

Nov 30, 2008

Since I got my Macbook Pro back in June, boot times and loading times of apps seems to of gotten longer. I ran iDefrag to see what was going on and the most fragged file was lichking.MPQ which, as most of you may know, is the new World of Warcraft expansion. it is a large file (2.4gb).

iDefrag reported my HDD being 28% fragmented.

My question is, should or do I need to defrag? It has been asked a 1,000,000 times I know but I just can't seem to get a simple yes or no answer anywhere.

Some people say yes, some say no and some say defragging my mac caused a hard drive failure etc..

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Jan 20, 2009

Alright so RIGHT NOW I need to defrag my drive so I can put my Windows xp partition on but I need to boot from something external and CDmaker dosent work I'm running a MacBook 2.1ghz with 1 gig ram I got it with a free iPod touch

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Feb 7, 2009

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Feb 17, 2010

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OS X :: Disk Cleanup And Defrag Required Or Not?

Mar 28, 2010

There is so many mixed information all over the internet. I am a little annoyed. So it's either do you need it or not? I am new to Mac. I need to make sure my computer is taken well care of. I don't want it to have files and things all over the place in the next 6 months and something happens. I don't download anything. it's all basic use. Internet, iWorks and iTunes. That's it.

Windows you need it for sure. Used windows for over who knows how many years. BUT with a MAC no one can give a definite answer? Why is that? I getting confused and getting annoyed. First someone said that you don't need it as the computer does it for you 'overnight'. Then, there is some who says to do it every 2 weeks?

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MacBook Pro :: OS X With Own Built In Defrag Program?

Apr 1, 2010

Does it? I read somewhere that it does. What is it under and whats it called?

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Jun 24, 2010

What is the difference between Defragmentation and Optimization of a Hard Drive?

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how best I can defrag my system drive. ?

I have a copy if iDefrag but as it's a download, I can't work on the system drive.

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Software :: Defrag Or Optimize The Computer?

Jan 4, 2010

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Applications :: Using Carbon Copy Cloner To Defrag?

Oct 23, 2010

My Mac Mini is running very slow and its not a RAM problem. But testing iDefrag showed the hard drive needs a defrag. I back up to Carbon Copy Cloner. Would booting to CCC on my external drive, erasing the hard drive through Utilities and then copying the CCC disk image back to the hard drive resolve the problem or just repeat it?

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OS X :: No Built In Defrag Tools For Large Files

Oct 29, 2008

I recently deleted my Bootcamp gaming partition so I could make it smaller. I then realized I need more space and so later on I deleted it again and tried to make it bigger. I got the infamous "files cannot be moved" error which is Apple's nice way of saying "sorry we don't build in good defrag tools for large files, just small ones". Suffice to say, I cant install Windows without either doing a bootdisk defrag of my system using a third party tool like iDefrager or doing a fresh fromat of the hard drive.

I think I would like to do a fresh format as its quicker and cleans out your system but my problem is thus: I dont know if I should back up my mp3s, pictures, aim convo logs, etc. to an external and just recopy them over with fresh installs of all my apps or if I should do a Time Machine restore (either the restore in the system disc or a restore after a fresh format and install of OS X). I have a Time Capsule so lag is a factor there. Which is the best option for me to pursue!?

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Apr 8, 2009

Can you defrag your mac hard drive and if yes will it free up some space or allow it to perform better.

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Jun 20, 2010

I do a lot of video work on my iMac, files in excess of 250mb, adding..deleting..modifying, etc. I have read that this OS will automatically defrag files of approx 20mb or less. With the work I do on my iMac, and the size of the files I move around my HD, should I be concerned about the need to defrag my computer? And if so, what 3rd party software?

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Aug 8, 2009

I ran a system defrag on my Macbook pro with techtool Pro and after the defrag is done, if I run the defrag again it shows on the graph a specific strand of the hard drive is still fragmented its minuscule but no matter what it doesn't go away and it doesn't leave em with one contiguous block of free space... whats going on?

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Oct 14, 2007

However, I have just tried iDefrag. It claims it can justify defragmenting HFS hard drives, as long as it not done too often.

I have just tried it and the difference in performance is quite noticeable (as good as the alternative described above).

However, I wonder whether defraging a HFS drive is wise? Are there any potential pitfalls?

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My MacBook is getting very slow.  Is there a Mac equivalent to the PC disk cleanup or defrag?


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Jun 10, 2010

I've installed and deleted quite a few programs off my MBP so far and I'm curious if there is a function/utility similar to Windows Disk Defrag on a Mac? In the event that there are some files I forgot to delete, I just wanted to make sure I got rid of all the files and not have old uninstalled program data hogging up space on my hard drive. I'm still in a Windows state of mind since I just recently purchased my MBP so I'm not sure if the MBP will automatically remove all the files once a program is deleted or if some residual program files still remain even after I delete a program.

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Nov 12, 2008

I accidentally reformatted my Sandisk SD card for my camera. Is there anyway to format it back to DOS FAT 16? I tried doing it in my camera and it didn't work.

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OS X :: How To Install After Formatting Hdd

Nov 14, 2008

I try to install it and i get the error cannot install on this computer. I assumed this is because I had a newer version of leopard on it so I erased the data on the drive through disk utility but its still giving me the error!

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OS X :: Formatting And Cloning New Hdd

Jan 3, 2009

I got a new hard drive and put it in an external enclosure. When i plug it in, i get a notice saying that the new device is not readable. what i'm trying to do is clone my old drive to the new one using SuperDuper, then take the new drive out of the external enclosure and put it in my macbook. someone told me i need to set up your new drive with Mac OS Extended (Journaled) with a GUID partition map scheme before you try to clone to it as clones don't work with the PC format/partition map that they normally come with new.

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OS X :: Formatting Floppies On A Mac?

Jul 28, 2009

I have a bunch of old floppy disks with date and photos on them. If I want to format them and remove the data how do I do that on my iMac? ( I have an external floppy disk drive). On windows it was pretty simple to do but not sure how to do it on a Mac. Do you use disk utility?

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