FDrowned wrote:Whoa, people still defrag?
It's been almost 4 years since I last defragged. Mainly because my hard drive uses a Journaling File System.
Basically it will automatically defrag files on the fly that are under 20MB in size.
If a 10MB file is accessed and is not in one piece, the OS will automatically take the file and store it in a new location. hence no longer fragmented.
A journaling file system is a file system that keeps track of the changes that will be made in a journal (usually a circular log in a dedicated area of the file system) before committing them to the main file system. In the event of a system crash or power failure, such file systems are quicker to bring back online and less likely to become corrupted
I pulled that from Wiki... And I have to admit if I could have a self defragging files system that would be nice..
However that doesn't sound like its defragging anything to me?