What Disk Defragmenter do you use?

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What is the Disk Defragment you use?

  1. Diskeeper

    5.8%
  2. PerfectDisk

    8.1%
  3. O&O Defrag

    2.9%
  4. Puran Defrag

    11.6%
  5. Auslogics Disk Defrag

    16.2%
  6. Defraggler

    6.4%
  7. Advanced Disk Optimizer

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Paragon Total Defrag

    0.6%
  9. Smashing Defrag

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Ultimate Defrag

    2.9%
  11. MST Defrag

    0.6%
  12. Windows Builting Defragment

    27.2%
  13. Other, please specify

    4.6%
  14. None

    13.3%
  1. berryracer

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  2. jadinolf

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    Diskeeper on all but computers with a SSD.
     
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    Ultimate Defrag ;)
     
  4. ams963

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    Puran Defrag. :)
     
  5. Spruce

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    Diskeeper Professional with Hyperfast.
     
  6. blacknight

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    Actually Defraggler. Mydefrag is better, but once it moved some files wrong, so I use it with caution.
     
  7. DBone

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    How about Smartdefrag from IObit? (Yea, I know all about the IOBit vs MBAM thing, so let's keep that off the table for this discussion) ;)
     
  8. poison

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    Puran Defrag. I also used PerfectDisk in the past and maybe I still would if they offered a cheap lifetime license. I don't like using old version of apps.. I am scared of missing features etc. but I just got fed up of having to pay every couple of years to update PerfectDisk.

    I have a copy of Defraggler Portable on USB that I sometimes use when friends have problems with there systems that does a good job.
     
  9. Noob

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    I was an avid O&O Defrag user for a few years. But as of now i only use Defraggler every now and then. :D
     
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  10. berryracer

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    Considering the fact that you can install it on as many PCs that you own. I don't mind giving them some cash every couple of years as it is the best Disk Defragmenter out there.

    It uses different method of defragmentation called Smart Placement which places the files that you access the most on the outer edge of the Disk for faster access, it has OptiWrite which prevents fragmentation as you are copying/moving files around, it has one of the best boot time defragmenters.

    In addition, for SSD owners like myself, it did give me a slight performance boost thanks to its Free space Consolidation defragmentation for SSDs :)
     
  11. moontan

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    i probably tried every bloody defraggers out there.

    i feel 3rd party defraggers are not needed on modern machines and OS.
    on Win 7 i just use the built-in defragger manually.
     
  12. Carver

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    I have Smartdefrag from IObit too, it is kind of slow, so I am looking for a better one. I also have Auslogic Disk Defrag but it also has the features for Junk files and for the Registry it is just a ad for Auslogic software not a real feature and It doesn't analyze the same as Auslogic Disk Defrag
     
  13. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

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    You may feel that because modern machines are super fast anyways. But that is no reason not to enhance things when you can ;)
     
  14. moontan

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    good luck finding any *independent* info online about why 3rd party defraggers are still needed.
    hell, Linux doesn't even need a defragger!

    the whole thing smells like snake oil to me. ;)
     
  15. Seer

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    Nice poll...
    So, here we go -

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    ;)
    I don't use defraggers.
    And I voted, of course.
     
  16. Spruce

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    As far as I know SMARTPlacement move most recently modified files to the beginning of drive, then less modified and at last rarely modified, which didn't make any sense to me at all as I, and many others, usually access most of the files only...SMARTPlacement just performed lots of unnecessary file shuffling back and forth for no good in my eyes...I may be wrong though...
    Good defragmenter but SMARTPlacement is overrated i think...
     
  17. Hungry Man

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    Pretty much every defrag software has some version of a smartplacement feature.
     
  18. None. I have never seen an NTFS filesystem get heavily fragmented, nor have I ever seen any performance improvement whatsoever from defragging. I suspect NTFS just doesn't fragment very much under most normal workloads.
     
  19. Hungry Man

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    I don't have such abnormal workloads but I've absolutely had fragmented disks. My old 110GB disk would fragment quite a bit after only a month, 15% even. My 500GB disk doesn't as much, more like 3-5%.
     
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    Raxco PerfectDisk Pro (latest version) is what I use. I bought the license.
     
  21. ichito

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    Ultimate Defrag :thumb:
     
  22. The Hammer

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    Windows for the desktop and Auslogics for the netbook.
     
  23. noone_particular

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    I don't think NTFS has much to do with it. On my 98/XP unit for instance, both system partitions are FAT32. They share dedicated swap and data partitions. I defragmented each OS after I completed them with the built in defrag, and haven't defragmented since. Both are under 10% and don't need it according to XPs defragmenter.
     
  24. AlexKlein

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    Jadinolf – The latest version of Diskeeper will optimize your SSD drives as well, without damaging them as a traditional defrag would do.

    moontan – The built-in Windows defragmenter only (by default) runs on Wednesdays at 1am. As fragmentation is always building up on your system, wouldn't you want something that’s handling it better than this?

    Alex
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  25. moontan

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    i run mine manually before creating an image.
    i think defragging once or twice a month should be enough for most people.
    or wait until your fragmentation level reach 10% or so...

    we're long past the days of Windows 95/98 with slow machines.
     
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