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Would defrag utility help stop freezes during play back?

Discussion in 'HD/HDR-FOX T2 Customised Firmware' started by free30, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. free30

    free30 Member

    I have a JVC TV with a built in PVR, think its an old Humax 9200. I found after a while I needed to re-format the disk to help speed up access.
    So was thinking that a defrag utility would help with playback freezes on the HDR-Fox T2, especially when the box is doing extra jobs like decrypting files, playing back and recording.
     
  2. Black Hole

    Black Hole Ron Glum

    Are you volunteering to source one? It's Ext3 remember!
     
  3. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    I was going to reply but the ext3 Wikipedia page has a very good discussion about ext3 and fragmentation.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext3

    So I'll just point you at that : )
     
  4. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    Looks like it's unmount the file system, Tar the entire thing to another drive, mkfs then copy it all back. Not exactly an 'on Disk' solution though. Oh and by the way everyone seems to agree there is little advantage in doing a defrag.