Wile “Defragging” works I long ago decided that waiting for a “larger” (will I date myself by defining “larger” as 20gig?)
HDD to Defrag takes as long as continental drift… or atleast it seems that way…
Thinking about “defragging” my 60gig HDD is about as interesting to me as root-canal (sans novocaine)
So I “cheat” I copy everything on my 60gig drive to an EMPTY
Drive. My 60gig is partitioned into a 40gb and a 20gb, so I copy everything from the 40Gb partition onto a “blank” 40Gb
and after verifying that the copy is good copy it all back.
My 4gb “boot drive” is a bit more complicated, but making an image of it to the empty space in the 20gb partition then copying it back
is WAY faster than “defragging”
Not to mention all the stalls and hangups when trying to run defragger…
But since I just got a 160gig drive in the future I’ll copy everything to the 160 erase the 60 and write it all back.
That’ll work until I either fill the 160gig or need to defrag it, but before that happens I’ll have another 160gig drive… fer cryin out loud
another WD1600AAJB P-ATA 160Gb HDD is $50 at TigerDirect
But frankly a WD 500Gb drive at $84…