Hi MU community! I hope someone might be able to advise me here.
I recently upgraded my OS from 10.7 to 10.9.5, and I already had iDefrag 1.7.3 (229), which I'm using now.
As we speak, I'm about 14+ hours into a iDefrag Optimize on a 4TB external drive that only has 650GB used, and the Location Indicator is only about halfway through the populated area of the Whole Disk Display.
I'm wondering: Does this mean I have another 14+ hours left to wait for this, and if so, is this normal/OK for iDefrag to take some 14-28 hours to optimize 650GB on a 4TB drive?!
Here's my setup:
Version: 1.7.3 (229)
Class Set: Default
Enable per-class sorting: SELECTED/CHECKED
Skip files that cannot be defragmented due to lack of free space: SELECTED/CHECKED
Model: Late-2011 MacBook Pro
Processor: 2.5GHz Intel Core i7
Memory: 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
OS: 10.9.5 (13F1911)
Startup Drive: 1.05 TB SSD SATA
Connection: MacBook Pro ThunderBolt 1 <--> Elgato ThunderBolt 2
External drive being defragged/optimized
Model: Expansion Portable HDD (STEA4000400)
Connection: Seagate's USB 3 <--> Elgato USB 3
Model: ThunderBolt 2 Dock
ALSO - Regarding upgrading from iDefrag 1.7.3 to 2.2.8 (per Corialis website suggestion for OS10.9.5):
a. What's the process?
b. What's the cost?
c. How would it benefit me (if at all)?
I look forward to some help, as my work is halted until I finish defragging some drives, and I'm wondering if I need to budget 28 hours of computer downtime per 650GB of hard drive defragging :-|