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Maintaining harddisk

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Mar©, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. Mar©

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    What's the best ?

    - Erasing ?

    - Formatting ?

    Is the HD performing lesser if it is for example filled for 1/2 ?

    So I wonder if it's a good thing to erase/format regulary ?
     
  2. Mar©

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    Nooooooobooooody ?

    Dumb question ? :eek:

    or difficult question ? :devil:
     
  3. OARDVD

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    Over time a hard drive can become fragmented (especially if you edit little pieces out and the machine records in the spaces). The current recorders don't seem to offer a defragmentation routine, so an occasional reformat won't do any harm. As the size of the HDDs get bigger & bigger it becomes increasingly difficult to watch/copy/delete everything before formatting.

    The hard drive will get slightly slower as it fills up over time. Best to not let it get too full.
     
  4. SDHoward

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    I spose its best to try and not delete anything until it becomes really neccisary, then delete a lot of things at one go.

    Hopefully you'll then end up freeing up big areas in 1 go and therefore reduce fragmentation...

    Ideally they should have included a defrag option somewhere...
     

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