Defrag

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Snoper, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. Snoper

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    How often do you defrag and with what?
     
  2. Azure Phoenix

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    Probably once a week. Though it varies, if I had installed/uninstalled big programs or if my computer feels slow and cleanup doesn't help much.
    I'm using Auslogic Diskdefrag free now.
     
  3. Minimalist

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    HDD approx. once a month, SSD never. I use Defraggler.
     
  4. roger_m

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    More often than not, when I reboot (which is only every few days or so). I'm running O&O Defrag, and it has the option to do a boot time defrag before logging into Windows. There is the option to skip or abort the scan, which I use when I'm in a hurry to start Windows. Because of the boot time defrag, I don't run O&O in Windows, just at boot.
     
  5. Wroll

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    Once every thread I see about defragging because that's when I remember about it.
     
  6. guest

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    Whenever Windows thinks it is the time for defragging~
     
  7. ArchiveX

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    2-3 times per week with the Windows 8.1 own Defragmentation Tool.
     
  8. TS4H

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    I have not ran a defrag for about a 18 months or so since an SSD upgrade. The HDD i use for storage and media has never received a defrag since purchase a couple of years ago. Still going strong. Windows just says 1% defrag. So i dont think its worth it as i dont want to risk it ruining my backups.

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  9. jadinolf

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    I have ALL SSDs so NEVER.:)
     
  10. noone_particular

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    I defrag the data partition once or twice a year. The system partition is almost static and doesn't need regular defragging. The built in defragmenter is sufficient.
    Where's the poll?
     
  11. wolfrun

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    Haven't defraged in awhile. Good thing I saw this thread to remind me. Used the Windows tool last night to defrag.
     
  12. atunis5804

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    I have a 64bit Win 8.1 operating system. Win 8 defrags every week automatically, but I still do it occasionally when my system seems to be running slow.
     
  13. roger_m

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    Windows 7 should be defragging it with its scheduled weekly defrag.
     
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    Maybe he disabled it?
     
  15. ProTruckDriver

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    Yeah, I was wondering the same thing? :isay:
     
  16. TS4H

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    Yes correct but i have disabled the auto windows defrag features of W7 for several reasons;

    -This HDD is predominantly for storage of backups and images and media ( music, movies etc).
    -Never really trusted windows defrag capabilities
    -Afraid my images and backups would be messed up with a defrag.

    regards.
     
  17. roger_m

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    The built in defragmenter is excellent and won't corrupt your files, nor will any 3rd party defragmenters.
     
  18. TS4H

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    Okay that gives me some ease. But what about hourly incremental images from AX64 where chains are important to keep in tact?

    regards.
     
  19. FOXP2

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    Unless you disable ScheduledDefrag, a Windows default setting in Task Scheduler, you don’t need to defrag.

    I have it disabled.

    Every once in a blue moon when I have to reboot for something, I run Defraggler, view the files, sort on Fragment, select everything ten fragments and up and defrag those. Usually takes about 2 minutes.
     
  20. Mayahana

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    100% SSD's in the house. We don't Defrag.
     
  21. roger_m

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    Defragging won't affect that - your backups will be fine.
     
  22. TS4H

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    Thank you thats good to know.
     
  23. Minimalist

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    I use similar approach. I always defrag fragmented files only (2 and above fragments) and skip large files (movies, system backups...).
     
  24. Snoper

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    Guys, I use too IObit defrag, but I have problem. I run the defrag and it stucks at about defragging from 8,72 to 8,32 after about one hour and it says it's do, any ideas?
     
  25. roger_m

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    @Snoper Update to the latest version, and if you still have problems post at IObit's forums, and they will we able to help.
     
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