Drive Genius 4 is not a one-trick pony.
It comes with a tool that lets you create a secondary drive so that you can defrag and otherwise optimize your main hard drive, can find and eliminate duplicate files, does secure erasure of drives, and lets you clone a drive if necessary. What else can I do if my Mac is running slowly? You can tell which apps are running by the dot below them on the Dock, and quitting them is as simple as right-clicking on those app icons and selecting Quit. To remove an unused app that loads during startup, click on it to select it, then click on the minus sign — button below see image below.
Once again, Drive Genius 4 is a great solution for finding and removing duplicates. OWC is the leader in providing do-it-yourself hard disk drive and memory upgrades , complete with instructional videos that show precisely how to go through the process. Now to me my disc looks perfect now with about GB freeout of Shockingly i my laptop became super slow, my laptop has never been slower.
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Appreciated the info on not defragmenting a SSD! I have found a great tool in Tech Tools Pro to do a lot more that defragmentation. I had an answer here from Rick on cloning.
Great article. Sometimes, you know, the problem is fully by your actions — like reading too much files at one moment, or placing torrent-tracker downloads directly to this drive. By the way, the most hidden reason, I think is a low electricity power — you never know when this happens…. I have defragmented my Mac formatted external hard drive since it was painfully slow.
I wondered how it got them? Most of the videos were large and had various components probable that what made it fragmented. Outstanding article.
Thank you for the explanation as I had pondered defragging on many occassions. Luckily, my Mac has never sent me on that chase.
Again, greatly appreciated. Dear OWC, The author failed to mention the easiest method of defragging your drive; clone it, erase the drive, and then clone it back.
Arrange a blank fresh external drive and clone the boot drive of your Mac OS X. Now wants to install bootcamp and either XP or Win 7 and dual boot. This software makes the repair and maintenance of Mac system easy and fast. Smarthome Office Security Linux. Well, you may also find that the given procedure did not work successfully and performance is still the same.
This is what Apple actually recommends in their Tech Training certification program. When the data gets copied back, it is automatically placed in the optimal sequence on the disk. Thanks a lot. This was useful.. For those of us that were Apple II users back in the days of Unicorns.. I bought it when I got my Macbook and until the display finally failed it just kept cooking to the end!
Good article, cleared up issues for me. Switched to Mac from Windows a while ago. I'm just wondering how to defrag a Mac hard drive and make it faster because my MacBook seems to run slower after updating to the latest macOS.
And you know what? You probably don't need to defrag a Mac drive most of the time, because macOS can take care of that automatically on its own, thanks to the way macOS organizes its file system i. Also, your MacBook's performance issue could be caused by other reasons. But, there are cases that you can benefit from defragment.
Defrag, short for defragmentation, refers to the process of fixing disk fragmentation problems by keeping related data together thus helping decrease the time it needs to access certain files. Fragmentation is very common on Windows PCs. Therefore, Microsoft has developed a defrag tool — called Disk Defragmenter for Windows 7 or older or Optimize Drives in Windows 8 and We have to remind you though, that defragging only applies to hard disk drives HDDs.
Because defragmenting a Mac hard drive isn't a necessary task. If it is, Apple would have added this feature as part of Disk Utility, right? That said, there may be some situations as we mentioned above you'll need to defrag your Mac drive provided that your MacBook is aging.
This is important because defragging is only necessary to a hard disk drive, and it would be a waste of your time to do so on an SSD.