Amon and Defragmentation

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by marcromero, Jun 2, 2006.

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  1. marcromero

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    Do I need to disable Amon when I defrag my hard drive?
     
  2. ronjor

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    No. No drag at all.
     
  3. Elwood

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    I have to disable AMON in order to use Norton Speed Disk (superior to Windows defrag, imo) or it will lock the system. I have Norton System Works 2001 on my ME system, did a custom install without the antivirus portion.

    Speed Disk works just fine with AMON disabled.
     
  4. Brian N

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    No issues with Diskeeper 9 Pro & AMON. No performance issues either.
     
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    Hello,

    AMON should work fine with all current disk defragmentation products (Executive Software's Diskeeper, Golden Bow Systems' Vopt, Raxco's PerfectDisk and so forth).

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
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    Can you tell me the reason AMON must be disabled with Norton Speed Disk 2001? I picked up somewhere that NSD'01 doesn't use the Windows Defrag API, is this the reason?

    Thanks for any enlightenment.
     
  7. Brian N

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    I doubt any defrag apps use anything from windows defragger.
    Usually they have their own engine which is _alot_ faster.
     
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    it could be the reason. older versions of speed disk did not use Microsoft MoveFile API (its not exclusive to the windows defragger btw) and thus could move more files while online. they did switch to the MoveFile API later tho.
     
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    Thanks muchly. I didn't think I called it the right thing, but knew that anyone that could interpret what I meant would give me a clue.

    I also have to disable AMON to use Norton Wipe Info. It's such a nice set of utilities for my old OS though.
     
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