Ext 4 Hard drive 80% rule and Defrag

  • Do internal Ext 4 hard disk drives need to be defragmented or would keeping the drive under 80% full be enough?


    Ubuntu Linux has

    Code
    1. sudo e4defrag -c /path/to/myfiles


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  • EXT4 basically takes care of itself. Defragmentation is only a problem when lots of small and medium sized files are splattered all over a drive. Whenever you put large files (like videos) onto a HDD for storage, the amount of defragmentation is negligible.


    Here is a YT video explaining how you can check (and defrag if necessary) a HDD:

  • Thanks for that


    I've got a fair bit of music as well as video, so I'll keep all the bigger video files on the HDD & the smaller music files on the SSD



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