Best defrag program now?

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Hungry Man, Jul 5, 2011.

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  1. Osaban

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    It is always difficult to define "the best". IMO they all do a decent job, some have special tools that could produce some improvements. In my experience defragging is very effective with my XP machines (when needed, once a month usually). With Vista, defragging has never had any significant effect on the speed or shutting down/start operations, actually the opposite is true, I believe this is due to Vista having its own boot device which every 3 days is activated.

    I like Puran because of its speed, I also have DiskTrix UltimateDefrag 2008 on Vista which is highly customizable, but as mentioned above, I could never perceive any benefits from defragging (also very slow).
     
  2. Noob

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    Another thing is that people hate O&O all the time because if you stop and don't pause the defrag it restarts.
    For me it's a plus, it tries to do the work as tidy as possible :D
     
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    -Freeware: Puran and MyDefrag
    -Shareware: Diskeeper and Perfect Disk
     
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    Well, if you don't mind paying (a significant amount), there is the new active@bootdisk from LSoft.net that allows defrag after booting from a Live CD.
     
  7. JohnBurns

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    Like you, since upgrading to PerfectDisk 12, I have since uninstalled PD and switched. However, I switched to Puran (free). I am well satisfied - it's fast and unobtrusive, and has boot-time defrag. I felt PD had put too many "bells and whistles" on PD12, which I do not use or need, particularly with all the "bugs" that came with them. I am pleased with my switch to Puran (free) which btw is just like the paid version, but only for non-commercial use.
     
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    you can add a defragger portable version to the normal active@disk also. just add the folder while making the disk really easy and you can also add one to a winpe disc also as long as its portable
     
  9. Get

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    Because PD can't lock the drive anymore (don't know why) I am looking for another defragprogram and ended up fttb with Puran, but it doesn't seem to defrag directories and there are many open spaces. Which defragprogram (free or paid) does the same as PD (defrag everything)?
     
  10. zfactor

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    try running chkdsk with perfectdisk i know that fixes the issue sometimes
     
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    I never run chkdsk, because it causes more trouble than it solves sometimes.
     
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  13. Spruce

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    O&O Defrag (zone filing enabled)
    Ultimate Defrag, if it was more stable and had reliable support.
    PerfectDisk for the average user.
     
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  15. atomic_8575

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    Hey. I have a Seagate Momentus XT hybrid drive. Do you know if Diskeeper HyperFast is recommended for this type of drive?
     
  16. Spruce

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    Yes, but it also mix together all your personal data (files, videos, pictures etc.) with windows and programs, on top of that unnecessarily shuffling around those (often huge) rarely used files further based on modification, but if you don't have lots of big files and various archives stored then PerfectDisk is possibly the best :)
     
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    Hi. I have a Seagate Momemtus XT hybrid drive. Do you think that I can use Diskeeper HyperFast with it?
     
  18. J_L

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    That's another reason why those data should be in a separate partition.
     
  19. Jillian

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    I installed Defraggler as it was highly recommended , but it always told me that my C-Drive was 36% fragmented . After defragging it , it told me it was 35% fragmented. Wthout fail , it lways told me this.

    I installed Auslogics defragger and it told me my Drive was 36% fragmentation and after the defrag it was 0% fragmented. So I am going with Auslogics.

    About Puran , I read where this software would take out the System Restore Points , so I surely don't want that. As of now , I am staying with Auslogics.

    Iobit Smart Defrag software puts all kind of third part unwanted things , so I would never install software by this company again. I tried it and like to have never got all that stuff off my computer.
     
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  20. PhantomPhenix

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    How can you tell which is the best when they are all based on the same windows API?
     
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    Read it again, the new setting allows defraggler to ignore restore points therefore you will not get a report of a high fragmentation at the end.
     
  24. Jillian

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    Thanks I will try it.
     
  25. Jillian

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    I reinstalled Defraggler and set it to not delete the restore points. I then had it to analyze my C drive and it told me that it had 0 fragmentation .

    I really don't understand this . It tells me that I have 0% fragmentation , but it also says I have 272 fragmented files and 1457 total fragments.

    272 Fragmented files
    1457 Total fragments
    0% Fragmentation


    What does this mean ?
     
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