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Defrag for Atari Disks?

Postby MSueper » Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:34 pm

Hello,
just wondering, whether there is a defrag tool for the ST.
Do you know of one?
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Postby aktiv8 » Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:47 pm

Series of Defrag apps reviews over at "MyAtari" magazine recently

Only skimmed the article as was in work and site offline at the moment. I think Diamond Software done these apps, but can;t thin of the name - and I know I'm gonna feel dumb when I remember or its pointed out to me!
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Postby christos » Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:48 pm

Diamond edge and diskus are the two ones that come to mind, both commercial. I' ve seen a couple of free tools but if I remember correctly you had to do things manually. The well known ftp sites are usually your friends :)

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Postby Mug UK » Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:21 pm

Whenever I was about to send out a menu disk, I always ran it through Chkdsk (part of Atari's Hard-Drive prepping software). It told me where the disk was defragmented and would then re-arrange it all nice and neat.
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Postby Showaddywaddy » Wed Jan 25, 2006 3:10 pm

The easiest way is using Kobold (as long as you have some empty partitions).

Copy an entire partition to another one using Kobold (it's quite fast). Reinit the other partition then copy back :)

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Postby aktiv8 » Wed Jan 25, 2006 5:55 pm

christos wrote:Diamond edge and diskus are the two ones that come to mind, both commercial. I' ve seen a couple of free tools but if I remember correctly you had to do things manually. The well known ftp sites are usually your friends :)


Thats the very niceapp I was thinking of...

Knew I'd feel like an idiot when it was mentioned... :oops:
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