DIY Audio Projects Forum
 NEW  Matt presents bias and operation data for the 6V6 tube in SE operation - 6V6 Single-Ended (SE) Ultra Linear (UL) Bias Optimization.

DIY Audio Projects Forum

Welcome to the DIY Audio Projects Message Forum. Use these forums to discuss Hi-Fi audio and to share your DIY Audio Projects. Registration is free and required to post messages and view the file attachments. Registration will only take a minute and registered users do not see any advertisements. After you have completed the online registration process, check your email (including spam/junk folder) for the verification email to activate your account. New members are under moderation - so your posts will not be visible until approved by a moderator. See the Read Me 1st, Forum RULES and Forum FAQ to get started on the forum.

It is currently 21 Sep 2018, 21:16

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Defrag HD
PostPosted: 30 Jul 2017, 05:34 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: 01 Jun 2013, 09:05
Posts: 670
Years ago in the Windows system,

it was custom and practice to Defrag your hard drive.
However with the new improved windozzze 10 you don't need to defragment a main drive because its automatic.
Well today I had a computer shutdown during a full virus scan<<Guess what cured it!
Control PanelAll Control Panel ItemsAdministrative Tools>>Defagment and optimise hard drives<<so it isn't perfect!

Just for fun.

Regards
M. Gregg

_________________
What is the sound of one hand clapping?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Defrag HD
PostPosted: 30 Jul 2017, 14:43 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: 08 Aug 2009, 03:11
Posts: 2229
Location: Chilliwack, BC
Windoze's NTFS file system which is "supposed" to not need defragmenting, but it's dated.
(too bad it can't use the *nix ext4 filesystem, eh? ;) )

_________________
-= Gregg =-
* Ratings are for transistors - tubes have guidelines*
Home: GeeK ZonE
Work: Classic Valve Design


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Defrag HD
PostPosted: 30 Jul 2017, 21:50 
Offline
Project Author
User avatar

Joined: 04 Jun 2008, 20:59
Posts: 3787
Location: Arizona, USA
Hi Until I switched to all solid state drives I would defrag about once every two months. I have a couple of programs that are not part of windows (I'm using 10 right now) that will do it in the background for me. With the SS drives it is no longer needed or recommended. However running a disk integrity checking program is a good idea. I don't know how it occurs but about once every week or so windows doesn't clean up after itself and leaves a file error on my SSD. Seems like it only erases 1/2 of a 64 bit word. Since I have a mix of 32 and 64 bit programs and files it is not surprising and perhaps when windows tried to overwrite the 1/2 word it would automatically fix it. Still checking is a good idea ...if you start to show errors consistently then it is time to get a new drive...quickly. BTW I also do a clone style backup every other week. I flip flop a pair of back up drives so that if one was faulty then at most I would only use about two weeks of data. Also I don't back up to any cloud services. I am uneasy about who can access it, what happens it their server is down, who can hack it and more importantly what happens if they go out of business. Call me old fashioned, but I like to have my files secure and under my control.

BTW a great free backup, formating, partitioning and such program is AOMEI. It could use better instructions though. I like it as it doesn't insist that the target and source drive be the same size. It also will do mixed format drives and keep the formats intact.

Good listening
Bruce

_________________
Some of my DIY Tube Amplifier Projects:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Defrag HD
PostPosted: 31 Jul 2017, 01:37 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: 08 Aug 2009, 03:11
Posts: 2229
Location: Chilliwack, BC
gofar99 wrote:
BTW a great free backup, formating, partitioning and such program is AOMEI.


*looks it up*

Is it me, or does that look like a Windows GUI on a ported gParted? :confused:
http://gparted.org/

_________________
-= Gregg =-
* Ratings are for transistors - tubes have guidelines*
Home: GeeK ZonE
Work: Classic Valve Design


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
cron
DIY Tube Projects :: DIY Tube Amp Kits :: DIY Speaker Projects :: DIY Solid State Projects :: DIY IC / Op-amp Projects :: DIY Phono Projects :: DIY Cable Projects :: Hi-Fi Audio Schematics
© diyAudioProjects.com - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy