PR4100 - Do You need To Defrag It?


#1

Hi there,

I am curious… I know desktop single drives need defragged and SSDs do NOT get defragged. I have a PR4100 with 4 WD Red drives in it at 8TB each for a 32Tb total. It is in Radi 5 config.

Do these WD units need defragged from time to time? If so, what tools do I need to do it? I have searched google on this topic and never really get any solid answers about the PR4100. I see other systems and brands and suggestions for them on defragging, but not much if anything is found about the PR4100??


#2

The PR4100 uses ext4, which generally doesn’t need defragmentation. There also no defrag tools in the firmware, you’d have to build them yourself.


#3

Oh awesome! Thanks for the reply!