defrag software test (not sure if posted before)

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by zfactor, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. zfactor

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  2. Brian K

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    Thanks for the link. The "benefits" are not worth the $.
     
  3. roger_m

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    Yes it certainly seems that way.
     
  4. taotoo

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    The only real need for a defragmenter nowadays is either for a very full, very fragmented disk, or to compact files prior to resizing a partition. And even then most of them will fail (perfectdisk being the noticeable exception). Given how the test was concerned about boot speed, he would have had a shock if he'd included WarpDisk.
     
  5. Brian K

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    Maybe not. I just tested it and the boot time increased by a second.
     
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    It made a big difference on my computer, but I uninstalled it after I got a BSOD.
     
  7. Brian K

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    I got a BSOD too.
     
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    I was running it for a few days before I got the BSOD, but it was reason enough for me to uninstall it right away. I was going to email the memory dump to the developers, but I did a disk cleanup and that deleted the dump file.
     
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    In general Windows 7 built-in resources are good enough to provide the necessary maintenance and optimization. Imho, there's really no need to spend money or risk to go into problems by installing third party software - that being said i also think that some software may actually help by making the access to some functions more convenient and centralized (for instance the "Tools" section in Ccleaner) -.
     
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    The developers of WarpDisk are looking into the BSOD issue.

    The first time I tried to uninstall WarpDisk, the install did not complete due to a bug which has now been fixed, leaving the boot time defrag in place. When I reinstalled WarpDisk in an attempt to be able to run the uninstaller again and completely remove it, I got another BSOD, and I sent the memory dump to the developers who are very quick to respond to emails.
     
  12. Carver

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    Well I have been using a disk defrag for years and never got a Bsod. o_O
     
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    You'll never get a BSOD with the defragmenter included with Windows, and in general should not with other defragmenters. WarpDisk is an exception due to the way it integrates with the file system. However to be fair, the developers are trying to fix this, and also probably on most systems it won't cause BSODs.
     
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    Right.
    I use WarpDisk on 4 machines relatively recent. 2 of them on Windows 7 Pro and two others on Windows 8 Pro. (One is RAID 0).
    They are switched off or rebooted at least twice a day and I am still waiting for a BSOD.
    Intel chipset Z68 for all.
    I have been impressed by the results as many others. Now I hope the developers will fix the issue mentioned above and add some options to the program. (Still in touch via e-mail).
    :)
     
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    From Softpedia:
    I'm not going to try this, as there is no mention of it fixing the BSOD issues, and I have not heard from developers about it being fixed.

    Presumably if you have WarpDisk installed it will auto update to the newest released.

    Edit: At least in the 1.3.12.0 update they claim to have fixed the issue with not being able to eject USB devices which I informed them about, and also fixed the uninstaller. When I first tried to uninstall WarpDisk it hung half way through, and I had to reinstall it and then run the uninstaller again to complete remove it.
     
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    Very interesting, thanks!
    DiskTrix UltimateDefrag, does not had a good score in Auto, that is true.
    To get a good result have to tweak the settings and do a BOOT optimization...
     
  18. Gullible Jones

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    Interesting how different the results are from the Windows XP ones. It looks like NTFS has (unsurprisingly) been improved in the last few years.
     
  19. zfactor

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    trying O&O defrag 17 the newest version and actually am impressed. i have never been so with O&O defrag but the new version is working very well. no running backround stuff unless you want it to be. you have a choice for the tray icon and screensaver junk so you can just install the defrag and nothing else. that is one of the primary reasons i really didnt like O&O in the past all the extra junk. very nice imo
     
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