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ashleykaryl 03-30-2010 09:54 AM

idefrag and superduper!
 
If I defrag a drive using iDefrag will those changes then be carried over to a cloned drive using smart update? In practice I don't know how much difference it really makes to the performance of OS X but I thought it was worth a try. Since it can take many hours to completely defrag a drive I wanted to know in advance how superduper! will work in this case.

Thanks

Ashley

dnanian 03-30-2010 10:28 AM

Defragmentation changes the file layout, not the files themselves. Since the files aren't changed, the backup won't be changed either...

ashleykaryl 03-30-2010 10:44 AM

Thanks Dave, would a future version of SuperDuper! include this option to change the layout or is it just not worth bothering about?

dnanian 03-30-2010 10:45 AM

No. We copy file-by-file, not block-by-block at a low level... that's not likely to change. After all, that's what iDefrag is for.


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