Best Defrag software for XP Sp2 ?

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  1. derekp

    derekp Registered Member

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    Hi

    If you had only 3 choices, which hard disk defragmenter software would you use ?

    Thanks
    derekp
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  2. WSFuser

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    do we pick our top three choices or do we i pick one out of three?

    from my most favorite to least id choose:

    O&O Defrag Pro
    PerfectDisk
    Diskeeper
     
  3. bigc73542

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    Diskeeper or XP's defrager
     
  4. ErikAlbert

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    I would have mentioned the same three defraggers as WSFuser, but he was faster than me. So I can only tell you about my personal choice.

    I bought PerfectDisk7 (PD7), because I'm also a FirstDefense-ISR user and with PD7, I don't need to remember to exclude the $ISR-thingy.
     
  5. Meriadoc

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    the same as ErikAlbert with PerfectDisk, but Diskeeper and O&O are also very good.
    xp defrag is good enough though
     
  6. Blackcat

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    VoptXP, PerfectDisk and mst Defrag.
     
  7. Howard Kaikow

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    PerfectDisk
     
  8. yahoo

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    Same here.
     
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    MST defrag.

    The first proactive defragmentation proggie.
    Install it and be done with it. You don't have to configure anything. It just works in the background without interrupting anything else and it works effectively.
    Also a tiny footprint. Price is a steal (U$ 15,90).
    Always a "fast" computer

    Wunderbar ! :D :thumb:
     
  10. crofttk

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    PerfectDisk,
    PerfectDisk,
    and
    PerfectDisk
     
  11. derekp

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    Thanks for all the replies !
    Perfectdisk looks like the go !

    Derekp
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  12. Howard Kaikow

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    Should that not be "PerfectDisk, PerfectDisk, ..., and PerfectDisk'?
     
  13. TonyW

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    I like PerfectDisk as well. It'll be interesting to see what they have planned for v8.
     
  14. crofttk

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    Me too. They told me it would be out this fall. I received and accepted a beta invite for v7 back when, but haven't seen anything on v8 yet.:doubt: Maybe they prefer fresh bodies on each new version...
     
  15. TonyW

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    There was a mention of PD v8 in their last e-mail newsletter, but I forget what it said about new or improved features.
     
  16. Howard Kaikow

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    ALL the defrag programs use the same mSFT API.

    They differ only in:

    1. The efficiency of the coding.
    2. The GUI.
    3. The algorithm used to re-locate stuff.
    4. The intrusiveness of the implementation.

    I'd guess that the biggest change for v8 might be to claim support on Vista.
     
  17. ErikAlbert

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    I also like the colorfull mosaic of PerfectDisk. The eye has its claims too. :)
    HTH
     
  18. Howard Kaikow

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    Didn't know PD had a newsletter.
    Never saw a link at their web site.
     
  19. TonyW

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    It's Raxco's newsletter for information on products and other news. I think there is an option to subscribe to it when purchasing, I can't remember, but I've only received one so far.

    I can't find a link for it either, but I did find a "Mail List Removal" page:

    http://www.raxco.com/company/mail_remove.cfm
     
  20. crofttk

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    I dug mine up:
    Not sure what that may mean for a single user. However, I have a server version with maintenance and 5 other licensed work stations, so we'll see.
     
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    for paid version O&O Defrag Pro v8.5, I think this low on system resources compared to others. The complete/Name process takes longtime the first time it was used, but after that, system operates great and the space and stealth defrag is faster. It really can organize and optimize the hard drives efficiently. Boot-time is also very fast. One thing also, it's made in Berlin Germany. So think about owning a mercedez benz technology used for your pc hard drives. ;)

    for free version... PowerDefragmenter GUI with contig.exe, or/and also Dirms. You'll felt like you're in star wars galaxy looking at the DOS screen, and it's great. :eek: And also add PageDefrag for boot-time defragmentation. :cool:
     
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  22. NGRhodes

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    In no particular order:

    Mst Defrag.
    Diskeeper 10.
    Pagedefrag.
     
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