Piriform's Defraggler

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Shankle, Jan 27, 2013.

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  1. Shankle

    Shankle Registered Member

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    I am a contributor to Defraggler and Ccleaner so these comments
    are intended to be constructive.
    Running Windows 8 upgrade on a HP Pavilion 64-bit.
    I do regular maintenance and have no viruses.
    Defraggler is running very slow.
    When the defragmented files reach zero and the percent is,
    lets say 60%, it continues to run until 100%. Why??
    The time remaining might as well not be there as it's so inaccurate.
     
  2. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

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    I suspect that when products have a progress amount it is based on the number of operations it will perform. For a defragger it may be a percentage based on the total number of files, but not all files will be the same size. A single file of 4GB would only count as one file but would take longer to defrag than a file of 32KB.
     
  3. Isso

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    I guess it might be consolidating the free space. Lot of defragmenters work in two passes - first they defragment the files, then they consolidate the free space. Advanced defragmenters do both operations in a single pass.

    It's quite difficult to accurately estimate the remaining time for a defragmenting operation, so it's expected.
     
  4. sm1

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    Defraggler is slow in windows 8. Even the simple file defrag with no consolidation is slower than when I used it in vista in the same hardware.
     
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