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Also whilst Windows 7 might defrag itself if you leave it on overnight the OSX file-system is very different - it defrags on save and tries not to fragment the file-system in the first place.
Well, sort of! When you're recording multiple media tracks it doesn't spend TOO much time hanging around thinking "Now, where shall I put THIS chunk...". At least, I hope it doesn't!
Actually I was wrong it's on file load not save - under certain conditions (file <20MB, >8 extents etc). Steps are taken to avoid write fragmentation as well though.
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Fragmentation is really only an issue on OSX if your partition gets very full (e.g. >80%).
Same as Windows then, really.
That's the trouble - apart from the malware threat, just about EVERYTHING comes down to "same as Windows really" now :-)
No not really. Windows NTFS can suffer pretty badly from fragmentation in my experience. Are you really sure you want to use Windows as a benchmark