ok i dont know this is probably a stupid question, but i download a lot on my mac and delete a lot of large files and have had my mac for over a year. can i defragment a mac and how or should i just reformat and install?
OP just think about for a second.....pull all your files from your filing cabinet....toss the whole lot up in the air, kick them around and out of file folders and land where ever....
a) not a single one is fragmented.
b) now go find what you want....
That's your drive head on a badly fragmented drive....
I had an interesting one the other day ....client came in with a i7 iMac 8 gigs of RAM and that drive would only test at 30 megs per second as the test could not even find enough space to run in.
Cleaned up - 110 megs per second and much snappier.
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If you must defrag at least clone and test your cloned back-up before starting the process. Defragging can take awhile and a power interruption could prove at least slightly damaging.
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