VS-2000CD: Drive Maintenance: Preventing Fragmentation
We strongly recommend you perform the following procedure, in order, once a month to eliminate any fragmentation on your hard drive to prevent disk problems:
1. Back up all the projects stored in the hard drive.
2. Perform a Format Drive operation with Physical Format turned on.
3. Recover your projects to the hard drive.
Note: When you format a hard drive, you erase all of the data on it, in every partition. If you want to keep the material recorded before the format drive, you need to first back up your prerecorded projects.