12 Steps to Improving Your Mac's Performance
Subject:   Re: From the Author
Date:   2004-07-23 02:55:16
From:   Joerg_W
Response to: From the Author

About fragmentation, Apple has this to say about it: ...

Yes, but before saying that about it, the very Knowledge Base Article you quote also says things like these:

- "You probably won't need to optimize at all if you use Mac OS X."

- "Optimizing them is a major effort for very little practical gain."

- "There is also a chance that one of the files placed in the "hot band" for rapid reads during system startup might be moved during defragmentation, which would actually decrease performance."