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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 11:09 pm 
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I'd be using the Norton Utilities 2.0 version, would it do any good?


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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 11:53 pm 
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I am using the Version 5 SpeedDisk for all my emulation images.
It might be a god idea to defragment files once in a while.


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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 1:42 am 
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Speed Disk doesn't work with my disk , somehow . It only can show the fragmentation map (which shows a crazy mapping) but cannot optimize it . I don't think this will happen with smaller disks , but just telling (my disk is well over 1GB) .


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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 5:37 am 
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Wouldn't it be faster (and more efficient) to just create a new, blank disk image and then just copy all the files to the new disk image? Or would doing so just copy fragmented files onto said pristine disk image? Or would doing so simply place the files onto the new disk but as if they were non-fragmented?

I admit that I don't know much about file systems and what-not... but I assume that if you duplicate a disk image that contains fragmented files, you'll end up with an exact duplicate of the disk; fragmented byte for fragmented byte.


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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 12:13 pm 
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File fragmentation may not be such a big issue with images, on the other hand Speed Disk is pretty fast,
at least with the Shaver. However it will not handle volumes with open files (objekts in use) on it.
To optimize your volumes, best boot from a seperate volume with Speed Disk on it, to process you other disks.


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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 12:28 pm 
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And copying everything to a new disk fresh disk image will indeed also result in non-fragmented files.


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