I'm trying to learn more about magnetic hard drives and what is considered "too much" transfer on OSX. On windows of course, you have a defrag tool, but I'm curious as to whether there is down side to transferring a ton of files right away onto a freshly installed OS partition.
For example, let's say I have a backup drive that failed and became read-only. If one takes the time to transfer 65gb worth of files (in which thousands upon thousands of files are involved) does this "weight down the system" in terms of indexing, etc?
Thanks for any answer; I'm just mainly trying to educate myself in terms of this particular problem.