AET 2050 - DAW Production


5. File Systems, Formatting,and Fragmentation

Objectives:


Reading:

Chapter 5.3 - 5.4, Desktop Audio Technology - Rumsey


Filing Systems and Volume Partitions

Data Files and Filing Systems

Volumes

Partitions

Various File Systems

Microsoft File Systems

 Fat (or Fat16)

 Fat32

 NTFS

 WinFS

Macintosh File Systems

 Macintosh File System (MFS)

 Hierarchical File System (HFS)

 HFS+- Also called MacOS Extended

File System Compatibility

 Reading with Windows XP

 Reading with OS X

Formatting

Formatting Methods

 Low Level - Erase entire hard drive and format according to file system above

 High Level - Primarly deletes table of contents so the drive *appears* empty to the Operating System

 Volumes and Partitions

 Cluster Size

Formatting and Operating Systems

 Windows Formatting

 Macintosh Formatting

For Audio

Fragmentation

How De-fragmentation Works

 

Windows Fragmentation

Macintosh Fragmentation

 


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