O&O Defrag v14 free edition on cnet for just a short while

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  1. InfinityAz

    InfinityAz Registered Member

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    Saw that CNET is offering O&O Defrag v14 (current version) free edition but only for today. I don't know if it will be available after today but you may want to grab a free copy (doesn't have all the functionality of the full version but is available in 32 and 64 bit).
     
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    Wow, they released a free version :rolleyes:
     
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    I use "Puran" so how does O&O compare?? Worth it to try??
     
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    one HUGE issue with o&o is while defragging it can use 40-60mb of ram and when its done it never releases that memory even if you close the program down.. ive tested this on many systems since i really liked it overall but for me this was a dealbreaker
     
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    +1 :thumb:
     
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    A whopping 1% of the 4GB of RAM I have. I could care less about that.
     
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    at least imo this still is not right. i agree with it being a very minor amount of ram but it will lock up that amount till you reboot and then run the program again. o&o's backup program does the same thing which sucks again imo. but the other thing is the service continues to run in the backround. its not like it shuts down or sits idle its running and on the system im typing this i can see the io other change even though i have CLOSED the program. i really like this defragger. it seems to work almost equally to perfectdisk but is way faster and does a pretty nice boot time (though like perfectdisk it only does the system files during boot time) i wish they would fix this flaw in their products and i know i would use more of them. someone i know uses defrag 14, o&o image and 2 other o&o programs and after running each one time and closing them he has almost 200mb ofr ram just locked up since none of them actually release that back. also at least for me with perfectdisk i can set the services to manual and it still works great and then they get killed when i shut down the program if you do that with this it will not be able to start the program.
     
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    Maybe so but it just shows sloppy programming. To some people that matters.

    For a program that is being advertised as "Made in Germany", it most certainly doesn't impress a lot.
     
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    Since I have tuneup Utilities 2011, should I try this or let it go?
     
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    Considering how much this free version was gimped, why would one really bother using it over Puran? Just for multi-core optimization and 64-bit version?

    Or am I missing something?
     
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    puran is WAY better than this free version imo
     
  14. PJC

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    For example, Boot-Time Defrag: Puran Free has it; O&O Free does Not.
     
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    indeed ..puran :thumb:
     
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    Once again attack of the fanboys!
    InfinityAz thanks for posting this. It will be a nice addition to my toolkit! :thumb:
     
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    Everyone have a litle fanboy in their hearts, including me ;)
     
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    For TSA , O&O Defrag Free is a...Commercial Product...:D :D :D

    O&O Defrag Free now...
    Puran Defrag Free before...
     
  19. PJC

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    1) Compare the Free version of O&O Defrag with the Pro one.
    You will realize that the Free version lacks many things.

    2) Puran Defrag Free vs. Puran Defrag

    "Download Details - Puran Defrag Free Edition:
    Description: Now get a professional defragmenter for your computer at no price at all.
    This is Puran Defrag Free Edition which is exactly the same as its commercial version
    except you do not need to pay for it.
    * Free for private and non-commercial use only." Source

    P.S.
    No Official/Unofficial relationship with Puran Software!
    I use Puran Defrag Free just I use Defraggler 2.0 and MyDefrag on Different PCs.

    It was nice that O&O Defrag added a Free version! :thumb:
    I wish the future versions of O&O Defrag Free
    have more features the Pro version has...;)
     
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    I just tried O&O Defrag 14 free version on a XP Home machine and there is something I don't like :
    - I perform a full optimization of the C: partition, zones being activated
    - I use it a little, reboot,
    - I start a full optim again and guess what, O&O moves again a lot of files and takes a very long time again, less than the first optim, but much more than SmartDefrag 1.5 (IOBit) or DefragExpress/Ultimate Defrag (Disktrix) do.

    This is an important feature for me, that redefragmentation is quick when just a few changes have been made.

    O&O seems to lack that.
     
  21. Noob

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    When you do a FULL defrag it takes a LONG time because it does everything again (And that's why i like it, it does it step by step and completely, no shortcuts, kinda like perfectionism!)

    But guess what, they offer lots of methods for defrag, full defrags aren't recommended for everyday (I'm not saying you can't, but it would take lots of time).

    In "Zone Mode" they offer 3 methods:
    Optimize: Which is the regular one
    Quick: Which is the fastest one, takes a few mins only (Less than 5 usually)
    Full: It does everything over again (Anyone say Perfectionism :thumb:)

    Plus you can configure it to your needs (Such as moving your super huge collection of Movies/Series to a place better suited for it like the Space method and many other possibilities)
    :D
     
  22. majoMo

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    O&O Defrag Free Edition seems to have a very good results: XP Defragmenter Test.

    The author have put in a lot of time in this test. It's not easy to do that work, so congratulations to him. Also "it is quite extensive with lot's of different measurements".
     
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