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HDD fragmenting

Vic37

Standard Member
I've more or less decided on E85 and AVLand seems pretty good deal at 549 for MR deck and 50 DVD-Rs.
I'm curious about one thing with all HDD video recorders:
Do the HDDs have to be reorganised or defragmented at all? I ask because it has to be done peridically on a PC .
Or do the HDD video recorders just rely on the fact that as the space is used by comparatively few large 'files' (programmes), compared with a PC which can have thousands of files spread around, then it more or less sorts itself out as programmes are added and removed?
I can't find anything about a 'tidy up' process in the Panny HS2 or E100 manuals I downloaded.
 
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DucatiEVO

Guest
Wouldn't worry about it, it's not going to impact performance like it does on a PC. You could always format the drive now and then if you were worried.

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Crustyloafer

Distinguished Member
I have the Toshiba RD-XS30 and the manual recommends archiving anything you want to keep onto DVD-RAM or DVD-R and doing a a complete reformat of thr HDD every now and again. I haven't had to do this yet but I'll probably wait until it seems to become a bit sluggish.
 
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DaveP

Guest
I get a bit confused by all this talk of defragging. Surel, with the HS2 and it's ilk, you don't keep stuff on the disk for ever? So when there is nothing on the disk it is by default not fragmented.

Dave
 

Fred Smith

Well-known Member
Originally posted by Vic37
I've more or less decided on E85 and AVLand seems pretty good deal at 549 for MR deck and 50 DVD-Rs.
Good deal? :confused:

Digital Point £459 MR and free P&P
Ebuyer 50 DVR-R £24.08 including P&P

Total £483.08
 
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