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That's good looking scenario there 6string. The green area - that's your applications - looks like a TM restore puts all the apps at the front of the partition also. And of course, white is your free space.

OS X really does do a very good job at keeping files together. The problem, it does nothing for free space and if you move a lot of large files on and off the drive, your free space and consequently your files while not fragmented can be scattered from one end of the drive to the other.

I really only look at two things, the bar - that'll give you a real good idea when your drive is getting fragmented - and I look at the Free Space fragmentation. I've found that by the time I notice a slow down, that first # under Free Space is above 50%.

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