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    Itunes And Windows 7 Fragmentation

    Has anyone else noticed this? I run a powerful Pc, Win 7 (32 bit not by choice) And itunes causes massive fragmenttion every time it syns with my Ipad. This causes slow downs and drives me nut's in other work.

    The PC is one I built myself. 64GB ram, Quad core BB AMD CPU 2x dual GPU grapihcs cards. And 4 TB of installed HDD space, and a SATA caddy I use to hotswap drives with archived data on them.

    I also have a powerful laptop, but with Windows 7 64 bit installed. It's had itines on it, but my main library is on the 32 beast.

    Seeing as I'm stuck with Windows ( it's the music business...they love Bill Gates) I'm thinking about a mac mini for my Ipad, phone etc.

    It's got to the point where I have to defrag. the thing every day. Ideas?

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    Not much point in 64GB of RAM with 32 bit Windows, but I digress.

    With that much potential power, you could consider virtualization for your 32-bit needs, and 64-bit for the host OS. Don't know if what you need to run 32-bit can live in a VM or not.

    I assume the fragmentation is on the partition that has all the iTunes library? I will look at my iTunes htpc when I get home, a modest Win7 32-bit dual core and see what it has - I've never defragged it.

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    win32 is only capable of utilizing 2gb of ram. Why would anyone ever even need 64gb's? Are you running 100 copies of photoshop at the same time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dushtin
    win32 is only capable of utilizing 2gb of ram. Why would anyone ever even need 64gb's? Are you running 100 copies of photoshop at the same time?
    Kind of video and music rendering software needs the grunt. You can utilise the ram in Win7 with a few tweaks, but since all my stuff is real time, it's required.... Sadly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vintage90
    Has anyone else noticed this? I run a powerful Pc, Win 7 (32 bit not by choice) And itunes causes massive fragmenttion every time it syns with my Ipad. This causes slow downs and drives me nut's in other work.

    The PC is one I built myself. 64GB ram, Quad core BB AMD CPU 2x dual GPU grapihcs cards. And 4 TB of installed HDD space, and a SATA caddy I use to hotswap drives with archived data on them.

    I also have a powerful laptop, but with Windows 7 64 bit installed. It's had itines on it, but my main library is on the 32 beast.

    Seeing as I'm stuck with Windows ( it's the music business...they love Bill Gates) I'm thinking about a mac mini for my Ipad, phone etc.

    It's got to the point where I have to defrag. the thing every day. Ideas?
    Interesting, I'll keep an eye out. Recently, I experienced a dramatic slowdown on one of my machines... rather suddenly. Cleaning up things and defragging brought everything back to speed but I didn't think of associating the problem with iTunes.
    Last edited by info; 05-25-2011 at 12:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dushtin View Post
    win32 is only capable of utilizing 2gb of ram. Why would anyone ever even need 64gb's? Are you running 100 copies of photoshop at the same time?
    Actually it is closer to nearly 3-1/2GB, depending on the system particulars, but that didn't keep me from putting 4GB in the 32bit machine I have. That is "available to the OS". Sure the rest is wasted, but 3.5GB runs alot better than 2GB.

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    Defrag is automatic on my Vista machine

    Quote Originally Posted by Vintage90 View Post
    Has anyone else noticed this? I run a powerful Pc, Win 7 (32 bit not by choice) And itunes causes massive fragmenttion every time it syns with my Ipad. This causes slow downs and drives me nut's in other work. It's got to the point where I have to defrag. the thing every day. Ideas?
    I have my Vista PC set to regularly and automatically defrag once per week without my participation at all. I don't think I have overtly forced a defrag in several years now and don't even think about it. Is that not a feature in Windows 7?
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