Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by pip, Jan 20, 2006.
can anyone tell me which is the best free defrag program out and where to find it.
for a free disk defrag tool, u could try using contig along with the power defragmenter gui. u could also try dirms. i dont use a free defragger so i cant say which i like best.
i use Diskeeper 7 free and it works just excellent it can be gotten Here
tried it too but it was trial.. for windows 98.. made things smoother for a little while. than nothing but nag screens.. that was a trial version
I thought the defragger that comes with XP is a "lite" version of Diskkeeper. Didn't Microsoft simply license the use of the basic defragging engine from Executive Software?
You are right about MS licensing the software. However I think it is more accurate to call the one with MS ultra-light or maybe super light.
Diskkeeper Lite is pretty much the same as the pro version, about 10-100x faster than the default one with XP, it lacks a few of the pro features with regards to smart scheduling, but it's still a cut above the standard XP one.
Is it really that much faster? I usually defrag when I'm finished with a session at the computer anyway. But, all the same, maybe I should try something else.
Er that 10x-100x is marketing claim I read somewhere. I've personally never done head to head tests to see if it's true.
I guess the speed/efficency thing will be greater the less free space you have.
I use O&O Defrag 2000 Freeware (works great on my XP SP2). Then I defrag the registry with System File Defragmenter 2.32 by Sysinternals. Excellent results & both freeware.
System File Defragmenter 2.32 http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/PageDefrag.html
Ignore - see earlier post on how to diskkeeper lite v9.
I see Diskeeper 7.0 Workstation, and Second Edition. Which one should I download, or what is the difference?
thanks Fernando Villegas for diskeeper 9 lite