Will a DEFRAG Hurt TI or Macrium Images?

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by MPSAN, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. MPSAN

    MPSAN Registered Member

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    I have too many saved images on my 3 TB GPT drive. So, if I remove them, and then do a defrag, will the defrag hurt the remaining images?
     
  2. oliverjia

    oliverjia Registered Member

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    LOL definitely no, if you HDD has no bad sectors.
     
  3. MPSAN

    MPSAN Registered Member

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    Great. I asked as I thought that AX64 would fail if you did a defrag.
     
  4. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    It will take longer to backup and make a bigger snapshot though, due to the changed sectors.

    *Sorry didn't read the question properly. But I'll keep my answer just in case.
     
  5. MPSAN

    MPSAN Registered Member

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    Yes, this drive is for backups only as I am backing up my SSD and creating the images on the HDD.
     
  6. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    I never defrag partitions that contain data or images. Don´t see the point of it, and in the case of images the files are big, possibly it would be a very long process. Long and unnecessary.
     
  7. MPSAN

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    Well, I only thought that removing 14 of my 18 GB Images and then doing a defrag would help. This new system I built is so fast that I do not believe that I would see a difference anyway!
     
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