Does defragmenation affect audio files?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by thirdform, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. thirdform

    thirdform Guest

    Someone said this is the case, but personally I have not experienced this knowingly.
    The effects might include pops, distortion artifacts etc. and perhaps more likely to occur on large or very large files.
    Thanks for any help.
    (It's just to settle an argument really!)
  2. killersoundz

    killersoundz Guest

    I HIGHLY doubt this, but I am not 100% sure. I've never heard this before in my 8-9 years of being a computer nerd. If you want to play it safe, just back them up. Problem solved.
  3. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001

    it did long ago ... when computers and drives were slower and smaller, even small files could get fragmented a few times.

    so I guess in theory the effect and limitations are still there
    ... even though the shear spead of things makes it invisible.

    as above ... I've not had trouble for a very long time.

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