same defrag question

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by blenderbender, Sep 15, 2005.

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  1. blenderbender

    blenderbender Registered Member

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    defrag question

    Hi... is there any reason NOT to defrag the drive that the image is written to?

    thanks.... Gary
     
  2. blenderbender

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    Maybe it was a dumb question as I got no responses... but the question remains. Is there any reason NOT to defrag the drive where the ATI image resides? The reason I ask is because I was defragging this drive and Defrag seemed to go into a very, very slow crawl.... which I ultimately terminated. Nothing else in on this drive but the ATI image. Was this unusual? Thanks again... Gary
     
  3. TheWeaz

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    No real reason NOT to do it. However, since the image file is probably large, it could take a LONG time to defrag. So I guess the question is: SHOULD you do it?
    If the image file is all that's on the drive and you only use it for B/Us, I'd say no.
     
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    I would concur with the response given by TheWeaz. To me defragging is playing Russian Roulette. If something happens during the process (power interruption), you lose what you are defragging. For the few milliseconds gained in reading the drive, is it worth the risk?
     
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    Re: defrag question

    Hello Garry,

    Unusual question and it's not quite clear whether you meant before or after the image is created. Nevertheless, I'm not aware of any reason why you shouldn't defrag the destination drive, either before or after creating the image. I have done both numerous times without ill effect.

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  6. blenderbender

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    thanks both.... maybe the question should have been.. is there any compelling reason to defrag this drive? I didn't knowand couldn't find an answer so felt it was worth the asking. Thanks again!
     
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    Re: defrag question

    thanks... I meant after creating the image. Just wondered if there was a compelling reason to do or not to do a defrag.... Gary
     
  8. rdgrimes

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    No risk if you use a proper defragger, nothing is lost. Fraggers like Norton are another story.
     
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