Provides: System optimization
Minimum Requirements: PowerPC (G4 or above) or Intel Mac, OS X v10.4, 512MB RAM, 25MB free disk space
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Windows users are familiar with the disk defragmentation tools, but you may be wondering why Macs don’t have one. Macs running in OS X later than v10.2 likely don’t need to be defragmented because the system has its own built-in safeguards that prevent files from becoming fragmented once a user deletes and saves files.
So, do you really need to be concerned about this? That’s up to you. But if you find that defragging your system continues to squeeze some better performance out of your Mac, we’ll take a look at Stellar Drive Defrag to see if it’s a good option.
Stellar Drive Defrag helps users organize the fragmented data and free space in the Mac volumes by moving it all into one area to eliminate gaps. This may help you improve your system performance and effectively organize your data by freeing up larger storage areas.
You don’t have to be an advanced Mac user to go through Stellar Drive Defrag’s features to get started. Users can choose which volume to defrag, be it the primary hard drive, a recovery drive, a backup drive, etc. You also choose which algorithm to use, whether to defrag metadata, run a quick defrag or full defrag or optimize.
Stellar Drive Defrag can also create a bootable disc from which to launch your system if you’re going to defrag the main drive (which will usually be the case).
Once the utility is running, it just works fab. It’s disk defragment software after all, and doesn’t need a lot of babysitting or bells and whistles.
However, I didn’t see much difference before and after I use this tool; my Mac has been running like a coyote ever since I bought it. But depending upon how you use your system, and if you need every last ounce of performance, there may be some benefits to be had. The question is whether those benefits are worth the $40 asking price.
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