Defraggers - speed, of?

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  1. SG1

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    I long for the days of Nort. Utils., wherein defragger ran at the lean mean DOS prompt like a bullet train but today (with XP PRO, in my case), we have...?

    My older/but fine ver. of PerfectDisk (on puny 80GB HDs), is like watching-waiting for glaciers to come down the fjords or ice flow to reshape the Rockies.

    If such a thing even exists, for use with XP PRO, is there a defrag app that runs with "obscene" speed?

    IF so, I'd love to hear about it, & would be happy to buy it.

    Thanks,
     
  2. pandlouk

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    The fastest defragger around is auslogics diskdefrag and it's free.

    You will be suprised with how fast it defrags.
     
  3. Someone

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    Hi

    Auslogics Defrag is fast but basic.

    Defraggler, by Piriform, is a new defragger which is free, portable and quite fast. It also has a defrag free space feature. I prefer it over Auslogics Disk Defrag.

    Or you could try PowerDefragmenter with Contig, but I think Defraggler is faster.
     
  4. majoMo

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    - JkDefrag without optimization "-a 2" parameter. Good GUI's if needed (JkDefragGUI by Emiel and JkDefragStarter by Thomas Kolb).

    - Contig, Sysinternals - GUI "Power Defragmenter".
     
  5. acr1965

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    JKdefrag can do a job in a decent amount of time. Plus since no install just download, defrag and throw it in the trash.
     
  6. RAD

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    With Perfectdisk in "stealth mode" speed is not much of an issue. It automatically defrags during inactive periods. I never even know itt is running.
    Regular manual defragging seems no slower than the others though.
     
  7. Someone

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    Hi

    I know JkDefrag is an excellent defragger, but I think Defragger is faster.
     
  8. CircleGirl

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    I tried it out and it is very fast!!!

    Good freeware utility, ---I like free---!!
     
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    Good Lord, Defraggler stalled on me, gave me more fragments, stalled the computer, no thank you. That thing acts like an Alpha, not a release.
     
  11. majoMo

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    I thought was with me only that Defraggler'annoyances happened...

    Good to know that it isn't. :D
     
  12. Long View

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    take a look at ultimate defrag http://www.disktrix.com/ud2008.htm

    Using this program on a 75 gb drive with C: for XP and programs and F: for data
    I can defrag c: in less than a minute with F: taking a bit longer.

    word of warning - the program does require a bit of effort initially and speed improves over time as the program settles.

    nothing else comes close in my view. not because of the defrag bit - they can all do that - but because of the way you cab choose to archive the less used files and have the program focus on those that get used more often.
     
  13. yankinNcrankin

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    Defraggler used to be ok and fast but its latest version on my box is reall slow and cant handle LARGE files well, the earlier beta version performed better.
    I agree that Auslogics is the fastest and does what it does well, I pair it with jkdefrag and its very good fastest Free defragger I have used.
     
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    That's weird. It works perfectly on my computer.
     
  15. Someone

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    I agree, the newer version does seem a bit slower and unresponsive, but it is still pretty fast.
     
  16. NGRhodes

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    My observations is that Perfectdisk takes a long time compared to other defaggers for very mildly fragmented drives, but on drives which are REALLY bad, eg my 40 gig partition, with 6 gb free, largest free space of 56mb (its been using for making images and ISO's), it was about 50% faster than Diskeeper 2007 (I made of backup of the drive and restored each time), and over twice as fast as Windows defrag (I gave up after the TENTH pass).

    JKdefrag performed slightly faster than PD2008 under mild fragmentation in my case, and was only about halfway between diskeeper and perfect disk under heavy fragmetation.
     
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