PerfectDisk 7: MFT Zone Size + Defrag Speed?

Discussion in 'FirstDefense-ISR Forum' started by Birdman, Jul 8, 2006.

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  1. Birdman

    Birdman Registered Member

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    OS: XP Home (sp2)

    PD version: 7.0 (Build 46)


    I have a couple of questions regarding PerfectDisk 7.0.

    QUESTION 1: After performing my usual nightly defrag (first off-line, followed by SmartPlacement)....I noticed that the MFT Zone has greatly DECREASED in size.

    Usually the MFT Zone occupied about 5-6 FULL lines. It's been that way since I installed and performed the very first defragmentation. Now the MFT Zone has shrunk (see pic below) to about 11 squares/blocks.

    http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/5771/image16xh.jpg

    Is this normal and how does something like this just happened? I've always had the "Aggressive Free Space Consolidation" option marked under Online Degrag settings properties.

    QUESTION 2: Also I have noticed a SLOWDOWN when performing on-line defrags (even after doing an off-line defrag first).

    Recently I have installed FD-ISR w/ 2 created snapshots. PerfectDisk seems to take extra long between 51% - 78% of the defrag process. In total, it's taking about 25 mins to perform a defragmentation on a 80GB hard drive with 26.2 GB of data.

    Is this too slow or about right?

    Any help/info would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Can't say about the MFT but on defrag time, do you have any real time scanners on. They should be off or they will slow it down.

    Also I will comment for the mods here. Most of us have purchased FDISR from Raxco, and also use Perfect Disk. But this forum is a leapfrog forum and as such really only applies to FDISR.

    Maybe the mods will move it where it should be.

    Pete
     
  3. Birdman

    Birdman Registered Member

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    Thanks for your help Peter2150. Sorry if this was posted in the wrong forum, but I noticed a few other PD-related topics here.

    The only "real-time scanners" that I have enabled are WinPatrol and Norton IS 2006. Would disabling those make a difference in defrag time?

    Thanks.
     
  4. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Not familiar with Winpatrol, but I would disable Norton. What is happening is everytime PD moves a file the scanner has to check it. If Winpatrol scans files, I would disable it. I think you will see a noticable difference.

    Pete
     
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