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Thread: Why defragment video editing HDD?

  1. Default Why defragment video editing HDD?

    I am a video editor.
    I know the great benefits of defragmenting a hard drive. My question isn't on the system HDD but on the HDDs that hold my captured videos and project files.

    What is the use to run a defragmentation on these drives if we constantly delete footage and capture new footage? Every day the drive would be fragmented anew! Do you video editors defragment video HDDs?


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    Warsop, Nottinghamshire.
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    Yup - I do. Haven't got a clue why, just ingrained into me years ago I guess.

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    You could try out Diskeeper09. I have been using it for a long time and it works perfectly. You could opt for the automatic background defrag mode or run the defrag yourself. Its as good as preventing fragmentation as it defrags whenever required. And yes, I do believe its important to defrag in order to speed up data access

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    It's to avoid having dropped frames during video capture.

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