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    Defragging?
    I am obsessed with keeping my mac clean and running as smoothly as possible. I have Onyx and a few other programs like that, but I'm not sure if they do everything I need. I would like to defrag my mac, but I'm not sure how necessary it is (if it does it itself or something like that). The only program that I've heard of that does this is iDefrag. I was wondering if that is the best program available and if there is maybe a free alternative.

    I know this has to have been discussed before, so just point me to that thread if anyone knows where it is.

    Thanks for any help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacJuggernaut
    I know this has to have been discussed before, so just point me to that thread if anyone knows where it is.

    Thanks for any help!
    Yes, it has been discussed before. You can find all of those threads using this:

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    Thanks guys. I thought I didn't really need to, but I was unsure.

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    i use tech tool pro to defrag every 2-3 months, and when i do, i notice considerable performance increases

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    Quote Originally Posted by menace3054
    i use tech tool pro to defrag every 2-3 months, and when i do, i notice considerable performance increases
    we need benchmark tests!!!!!!!
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    Can someone please benchmark performance gains after defragmentation?
    Quote Originally Posted by coach_z
    we need benchmark tests!!!!!!!
    -chris
    So who's gonna do it?

    [Not me: I don't have any benchmarking softwares!]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anil_robo
    So who's gonna do it?

    [Not me: I don't have any benchmarking softwares!]
    the person who actually defrags is going to do it
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    k ill wait a few months since i just got this, then right before i do it ill benchmark

    does anyone know if xbench is accurate with the intel macs?

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    I have TechTool Pro (came with AppleCare) but am not sure how to defrag (though I don't want to as I don't need to, plus it's quite pointless) and I don't know of any benchmarking software.

    So I could in theory do it, but don't feel like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlindingLights
    I have TechTool Pro (came with AppleCare) but am not sure how to defrag (though I don't want to as I don't need to, plus it's quite pointless) and I don't know of any benchmarking software.

    So I could in theory do it, but don't feel like it.

    apple care comes with tech tool not tech tool pro


    dtravis, i agree when i used to run it on my powerbook, i get significantly different results sometimes within seconds of other tests, i would normally do 10 or so and average them... im not sure of any other cheap alternatives though, so we might be stuck with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7
    My question has always been is XBench an accurate benchmark on any Mac? Please no bad rep from xbench people. I have little respect for most static benchmarks and Xbench changes every time I run it.
    Xbench is not accurate.. there have been times that my powerbook has beat my powermac quad.. the powerbook as 1 gig of ram, a screwy hard drive that needs to be fixed, and is a g4 1.5 ghz, the power mac how ever is 4 g5's 4 gigs of ram, and 2 sata drives... There is no way that the powerbook should win, even if it was only once, that was once to many for me to ever trust the results from xbench.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerBookG4
    Xbench is not accurate.. there have been times that my powerbook has beat my powermac quad.. the powerbook as 1 gig of ram, a screwy hard drive that needs to be fixed, and is a g4 1.5 ghz, the power mac how ever is 4 g5's 4 gigs of ram, and 2 sata drives... There is no way that the powerbook should win, even if it was only once, that was once to many for me to ever trust the results from xbench.

    dang that is crazy, i wouldnt trust them either if i got those kind of results

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