Ultimate Defrag and drive size

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Long View, Jul 23, 2008.

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  1. Long View

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    Just finished installing a new system with 2 small 160 gig drives - one for Windows Xp and programs and the other for data. so far with both drives the data fits on the outer edge, or so the screen shows. If everything can sit on the outer edge is ther any point archiving some data ? my gut feeling is that moving data that is rarely if ever used away from the outer edge makes the job of working with a small amount of performance data easier and faster or would it be best to keep all data on the outer edge assuming that the graphics can be trsuted.
     
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    Is there a free version of Ultimate Defrag ?
     
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    Yes there is an advantage to archiving less frequently used data to the inner tracks: your more frequently used data is on the outer tracks, and the space occupied by the less frequently used data on the inner tracks is allocated and thus can't be overwritten with possibly frequently used data at some later time.
     
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    You're welcome :).

    The freeware version is an older version of the paid product.
     
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    Did some tests using HD Tune, to indicate the respective read/write speeds and access times using different modes.

    The result in my case with only 6.7gb of used space in the 40gb partition- indicated minimal difference whichever option was chosen.

    The "Faster" 50% option gave very marginally better results over 100% data on outer track,but the difference was so small it probably was meaningless.

    No doubt results would vary depending upon data and partition size- the larger the partition is,the more so!
     
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    The freeware version seems 10 years old and it kept freezing up everytime.

    I will stick with using Auslogics free defrag I think.
     
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