How many Defragmenter/s are you using?

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  1. sweater

    sweater Registered Member

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    I was wondering if others are using several defragmenters to "effectively" defragments their drives. Coz me I am just using one defragmenter to defrag my HD and that is PowerDefragmenter GUI (contig.exe) . ;) :cool:
     
  2. trickyricky

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    One should be all you need. I use O&O defrag, but the other well known ones such as Perfect Disk and Diskeeper are also very good, as is the one you're using.
     
  3. Mrkvonic

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    Hi,
    I use the built-in Windows Defragmenter, it does the job, I think.
    Mrk
     
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    i also just use the windows one. is there an advantage to using a separate one? or is using another degragger maybe for the people who are not running windows?
     
  5. Acadia

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    As I understand it, you should stick with just one defragger. They all use different algorithms to do the defragging, so each time that you change defraggers the previous one simply gets "undone" and is replaced with the new one. So your disk is not getting any more defragged; it is doing a lot of extra work for nothing. So whatever one you choose, just stick with it. :)

    Acadia
     
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    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: ;)
     
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    Me too, it does the best job the fastest of any I have seen. Stick with it.

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    Another for PowerDefragmenter GUI (contig.exe).:D
     
  9. NGRhodes

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    I have experimented a little with using different defraggers.

    O&O defrags space defragmentation is perfectly compatible with diskeepers default defrag method and also Mst Defrags default defrag.
     
  10. Acadia

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    Diskkeeper and the MS defragger should be compatible, because isn't it the Diskkeeper folks who designed the MS defragger? Sort of a stripped down version of DK, so it probably uses the same algorithms.

    Acadia
     
  11. rdsu

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    Exactly the same opinion... ;)
     
  12. WSFuser

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    same here
     
  13. ErikAlbert

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    I use the defragmenter that comes with Windows.
    I used Diskeeper for awhile and I liked the "Set it and Forget it" option, but I can't used that option anymore, because I'm planning to use ShadowUser.


    Straight from the SUguide.pdf of ShadowStor
     
  14. Slovak

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    I use PerfectDisk 7 here, never let me down yet.
     
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    I've been using Contig from SysInternals for quite some time now. Not sure if it's "the best" but I have no complaints so far.
     
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    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    I use Rollback. Therefore, I no longer need to defrag. Neither do I need to fret & fume when I do dumb things. Rollback is grrrrrreat! It not only does a superb job of CYA, it also defrags to the zenith.
     
  17. Carver

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    I use PerfectDisk, set it and forget it. Does a Perfect job :D
     
  18. Atomas31

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    Same here, I was using PerfectDisk before and was very very happy with it but now Rollback take good care of my defragmentation :)
     
  19. lifehacker

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    Same here.
     
  20. Howard Kaikow

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    Yes.

    Perfect Disk, O& O Defrag and Diskeeper do a better job of defragging than the watered down built-in defragger.

    And Perfect disk appears to be the best of the lot.
    There are several papers at Perfect Disk's web site demonstrating how Perfect disk is better than certain other defraggers.

    See http://www.raxco.com/

    I finally bit the bullet and ordered Perfect Disk yesterday,

    I use the trial version recently, it is really very good.
     
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    I might as well chime in: I have PerfectDisk installed on all four of mine and my family's PCs. It runs every Saturday morning.
     
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    Same here. I've tried some of the others like Perfect Disk and, frankly, I think they are a waste of money. They, maybe, do a slightly better job. Nothing to write home about. Actually, Perfect Disk had a knack for doing something I didn't like, although I can't remember now exactly what that was. :(
     
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    Smart Alec
     
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    I want to ask Window,s own defregmentre is not enough?
    Also how often u should defragment the disk, can it cause any physical damagel wear off to the disk if u do it too often, esp if un-necessary.
     
  25. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Every turn of the HDD causes its life cycle to go down. So if you have two or more HDDs, you gain life cycles.
    Mrk
     
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