View Full Version : SCSI Array Maintenance

08-15-2007, 08:18 AM
So I have a software striped array of Scsi drives that I use for capturing video, playback of video and graphics, etc.

I just cleared several hundred gigs of data off.

It seems to me that I recall hearing that defragging SCSI drives isn't necessary..... is that true? After clearing that much space (and after 2 years of using this array)... is there something I should do to "clean it"?

Pete Draves
08-15-2007, 10:17 AM
easy to do:
back up to usb2 drives and reformat then install the backup

defragging can actuall over exersize the haeds and the flex-membrane cables to heads and cause failure or loss of life span of the drives.

faster too!

08-15-2007, 10:21 AM
Yea exactly.

Empty the drive and do a complete full reformat just as Pete says.

Ends up much quicker than a defrag too.


08-15-2007, 10:39 AM
Great - thanks for the responses!