MGG 439: I Defragged My Mac (and I Liked It)

Dave and John are back at it again, this time in addition to answering your questions they share some of their own experiences, too. For the first time in a long time Dave defragmented one of his hard drives, so he talks about that experience and how he did it. Question topics include why kernel_task takes up so much RAM, how 802.11n works with more than one frequency spectrum, and much more. Download today and enjoy!

MGG 439: I Defragged My Mac (and I Liked It)

Mar. 3, 2013 — Download: MP3 Version or AAC Version

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Comments

Gordon Bell

For anyone that thinks OS X drives don’t need to be defragged, just try the demo of Drive Genius 3 to see exactly how fragmented your drive is:

http://www.prosofteng.com/downloads/download.php?prodID=80

Apple has been using Drive Genius at the Genius Bar for over 5 years now, specifically for defragging ProCare customer drives (part of the annual Tune Up provided under the program)....

raymond ross

Please note that the new HFS+ file system can handle fragmentation but it is upto limited size of files. Usually, the files we handle come larger than this limit and the extent of fragmentation goes increasing. In this situation, Mac defragmentation is recommended.
Stellar Drive defrag is another application which can be used for this task.

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