Defragmentation software poll

Discussion in 'polls' started by n8chavez, Mar 19, 2008.

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What defragmentation do you prefer and why?

Poll closed Apr 2, 2008.
  1. Puran Defrag

    1.4%
  2. MST Defrag

    5.8%
  3. Windows' Default

    15.9%
  4. JKDefrag

    18.8%
  5. Disk Keeper

    17.4%
  6. O&O Defrag

    2.9%
  7. Perfect Disk

    34.8%
  8. Raxco

    2.9%
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  1. n8chavez

    n8chavez Registered Member

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    What defragmentation do you prefer and why? I am interested because I have licenses for both Puran and MST and I want to know peoples' opinions.
     
  2. egghead

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    MST defrag :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :cool:

    I love MST Defrag for one simple reason: you install it, and then be done with it! You don't even have to look at the GUI one time. You don't have to configure anything; it works without interrupting anything else. It does not slow down my system when working in the background; it is not noticeable doing its job.

    MST defragments in the background as a service ( you can also defragment manualy). If it sees files added or changed to a monitored partition, it determines if the time is optimal to defragment them (i.e. based on system load). It does this efficiently and safely, this contrary to some of the others. No window error reports. I'm using this proggie for a couple of years now, never had a problem with it.

    MST, like Dr.Web, is highly underestimated on this forum. MST is a gem !

    The price is a steal. The home edition is Euro/U$ 15,90. You can use it with Vista.

    http://www.mstsoftware.com/en/Products
     
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  3. n8chavez

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    Thank you for you input Egghead. Everything you mentioned are reasons why I'm leaning to MST defrag. Also remember that they have released version 2.

    BTW, we have very similar setups. Great minds do indeed think alike.
     
  4. WSFuser

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    I currently use Defraggler. Its free, simple, and it lets you defrag individual files.
     
  5. n8chavez

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    Thank you WSFuser. I apologize for not placing an "Other" option in the poll. By the time I realized it was missing I was unable to edit it. That, the ability to defrag individual files/folders is what MST lacks. There is no context menu integration...as is not hte case with Puran.
     
  6. egghead

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    I'm using it.

    Could have been my words :D
     
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    It does not lack: MST defrags these files/folders automatically for you; you don't have to do anything. :cool:
     
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    contig (individual file/folder defrag) + PageDefrag (boot-time defrag of unmovable files) + JKDefrag (system-wide defragging and file placement)
     
  9. n8chavez

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    That's not quite what I meant. Yes, files and folder are defragged automatically. However, there is a lack of any sort of feature that would allow a user to specify specifically what folder and/or file to defrag at that moment. Think of Defraggler, of JKDefrag's command line version which could be integrated into the context menu, or even Puran Defrag which can also be integrated.
     
  10. Dieselman

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    Perfectdisk for me and have used it for years.
     
  11. Beto

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    JKDefragg shows what files are being moved which I like. I just wished that it had a log recording where these files are on the disk.
     
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    I still depend on and use DiskTrix's Ultimate Defrag. I read some complaints here recently that it's display doesn't accurately depict what's being moved across the platter, i dunno either way, but what i do know is that it still Defrags and moves files enough that i realize a definite performance lift each time i perform a defrag with it.

    EASTER
     
  13. rfraser3

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    I use a combination of the windows default and IOBit's free one from http://www.iobit.com/ :cool:

    It works for me; the only downside is that after a defrag, my incremental backups are much bigger - really annoying when I only want to back up a file if it has changed, not moved! :mad:

    Roger
     
  14. Arkham

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    Diskeeper 2008 is my current favorite from among the defragmenters. Does a great job without any supervision and more importantly does not bog down even my old laptop when it's running in the background. Zero problems with it so far.
     
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    I use PerfectDisk 2008 and JKDefragg, but mainly PerfectDisk 2008.
     
  16. Peter2150

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    I also use PerfectDisk 2008. Periodically I'll experiment, but always come home to PD.

    Pete
     
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    Imaging software work on a sector by sector basis, so that's an expected outcome.
     
  18. PoetWarrior

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    PerfectDisk 2008 is my choice because it has really improved its interface, has boot defrag, new VSS compatible mode, improved over PD 8.

    I own UltimateDefrag 1.72, but PerfectDisk 2008 keeps me coming back.

    However, UltimateDefrag will have a significantly new version in April. According to the developers they've rewritten the code from the ground up and will improve UltimateDefrag's interface, and defragging algorithms.
     
  19. virtumonde

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    Diskeeper for me.My HD is like a highway for large files,and i'm always downloading something.It uses minimal resources for defrag,and it does it fast.I currently used it on vista ultimate.
     
  20. Primrose

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    Still have Win98 and you want to improve the defrag speed ?

    Not only better but much faster...so this is what you do


    The Windows ME "defrag.exe" file's version number is 4.90.3000,
    and is about 209 kb in size.
    1) Get a copy of the WinME defrag.
    2) Find your existing "defrag.exe" file in the same directory "C:\Windows".
    3)Rename (Select > Right Click > Rename) your existing "defrag.exe" to "defragold.exe", or any name you prefer.
    4) Finally, copy the new (ME) version of "defrag.exe" (No Quotes) into the "C:\Windows" folder.
    That's it. Now just decide what you're going to do with all that extra time.

    You can download a copy of the winME defrag.exe from the old sea dog in zip form..works great.
    http://www.the-old-sea-dog.net/defrag.html
     
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    Raxco makes Perfect Disk in several iterations. So you seem to have it in twice sort of spliting the vote?:D

    Anyway, FWIW I recently upgraded my licence from v 2007 to 2008.

    Reasons: Reliable product supports 64 bit now and can be scheduled to a non busy time on PC.
     
  22. Dark Shadow

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    My vote goes with mst defrager,It worked very well on my previous xp lap.
     
  23. n8chavez

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    No, I'm sorry for that. I meant to put "Other" and not "Raxco" as the last entry. I was not able to change it. It was a mistake. I do not want to appear biased in any way.
     
  24. Escalader

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    Ok! Not a problem. I didn't think it was a bias, just a confusion to which we all suffer from time to time. Your poll is showing a result in any case:thumb:
     
  25. CircleGirl

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    Windows default in safe mode is very fast.
     
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