How do you optimize HD in OS X?

firewall

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Does OS X has a software to optimize the Hard Drive ( defragment) ?

Are they any other third party OS X native defrag software?
 

CEMatt

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firewall,
After reading your post, I decided it was time to see if there would be any problems running my utilities on my OSX partition.

I have a G4/466/512MB RAM. I have the original IBM 30GB HD plus a Maxtor 40GB HD...I have the three partitions on the IBM and four partitions on the Maxtor. I am using a partition on the Maxtor for OSX.1 and another partition on the Maxtor for OS 9.2.1 ( this is also the one selected for Classic).

I have all my utilities on the Classic partition...so I booted from it and started with Norton's Disk Doctor(6.0) and checked the OSX partition...all okay. Then I checked the directory with DiskWarrior(2.1) and it was 36% fragmented...so I rebuilt the directory. Then I used PlusOptimizer(1.3) and defragmented the OSX partition...other than a few items it could not move such as the directory and some invisible files, every thing went smoothly.

I then used TechTool Lite 3.0.1 and rebuilt the OSX desktop.

To check it out, I booted from OSX, connected to MacOSX.com and am answering your post. No problems that I can tell. :)

Clay
 

GrBear

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Was your OS X partition in HFS+ or UFS? I haven't seen anything that does UFS partitions yet, and UFS is alot more secure filesystem (plus the support of decent length filenames).
 
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