hello, i have just bought the above, i have made a full system backup with norton ghost to it which seems fine, i tried to defrag it afterwards and it got to 3% and stayed there! so i tried diskeeper that got to 25% and stayed there! am i doing something wrong? its my first externaml hdd maxtor 3200 7200 usb2 thanks again adam
Hi, why on earth did you want to defrag it. If it is a new drive and all you have done is put the back-up on it, it does not need to be defragged.
Defragging is for drives that have had some use and have items removed and re-installed and removed and lots of different programs installed, deleted items etc ... this is what causes drives to become fragmented, thus requiring defragmenting in order to tidy up the data again. This then enables items to load quicker and the system to run smoother. A new drive should not need defragging.
so i guess i dont defrag it then? i have been on there website and its not too helpful to say the least, it basically tells you where the cables go, i bought it because i have 2 internal hdds and most of the second was ghost backup files, and im thinking of putting vista on one of the drives so bought external just for back up, the only thing i did other than format it was change performance from (remove drive) to (performance) in devise manager. so i guess everythings ok. many thanks for the replies adam