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    Defragmenting my iMac

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    Defragmenting my iMac
    On my old PC I used to have to defragment my hard drive to clean up and speed up it's operation. How can I do that on my 20'" imac running Tiger????

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    Defragmenting my iMac
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    idefrag
    Strictly speaking Mac OS X defrags files itself however there is a application available called idefrag

    Heres a bit about it...

    idefrag

    Product Description:
    Advanced Mac OS X disk defragmentation and optimization. Supports the very latest features of HFS+, including journaling, case sensitive filenames and adaptive hot file clustering (which means it won't mess-up the Hot Zone).

    What's new in this version:

    * Improved appearance and behaviour of lock button.
    * Applications are now digitally signed.
    * Fixed a problem where iDefrag could hang when commencing the On-line algorithm.
    * Increased the speed of the Compact algorithm for some scenarios.
    * Fixed some minor user interface transgressions.
    * The workaround for Leopardís AHCI driver bug is now disabled when running from 10.5.3 or later.
    * Fixed a problem where the algorithm or class-set drop-down boxes on the toolbar would be incorrectly disabled after defragmenting.
    * Fixed an interaction problem with SMART monitoring utilities (such as the iStat applications and widgets); iDefrag will no longer report that SMART monitoring is not possible when running those applications.

    Operating System Requirements:

    This product is designed to run on the following operating systems:

    * Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
    * Mac OS X 10.5 PPC
    * Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
    * Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
    * Mac OS X 10.3.9

    Additional Requirements:

    * Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
    15.4" Apple Unibody Macbook Pro Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.4), 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB 1066Mz DDR3 SDRAM (2x2GB), 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD), NVIDIA GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT with 512MB, SuperDrive 8X - Apple Remote Infrared (IR) - Logitech MX Performance 2.4 GHz Wireless - Apple Keyboard Bluetooth - iPhone 4 32GB, Black

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    Defragmenting my iMac
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    You don't need to is the simple answer. Fragmentation is not such a big deal on Journaled file systems. If you like I can link you some articles on Jornaling file systems.
    masakatsu agatsu

    @lifeafter2am

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    Defragmenting my iMac
    bad.heron's Avatar
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    Here is a picture regarding my previous post..

    15.4" Apple Unibody Macbook Pro Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.4), 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB 1066Mz DDR3 SDRAM (2x2GB), 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD), NVIDIA GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT with 512MB, SuperDrive 8X - Apple Remote Infrared (IR) - Logitech MX Performance 2.4 GHz Wireless - Apple Keyboard Bluetooth - iPhone 4 32GB, Black

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    Defragmenting my iMac
    lifeafter2am's Avatar
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    On a side note, don't you think Apple would give you a defrag tool if it was really necessary?
    masakatsu agatsu

    @lifeafter2am

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