What system defragmenter do you use?

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What defragmenter do you use?

Poll closed Mar 11, 2005.
  1. Windows Defragmenter

    15 vote(s)
    28.8%
  2. Norton Speed Disk

    3 vote(s)
    5.8%
  3. Other

    34 vote(s)
    65.4%
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  1. `mishimasan`

    `mishimasan` Registered Member

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    I just want to get an overall view on what defragmentation programs you all use. Please post your reasons and if "other" also the name of the program with a link if possible.

    Thankyou,

    `MishimaSan`
     
  2. `mishimasan`

    `mishimasan` Registered Member

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    I use Norton Speed Disk as it's the only other one apart from Windows Defragmenter that I know of. It's much faster than it's Microsoft counterpart and it has a nice user-interface. However, I wonder if there's something out there that's better and is much more user-friendly?
     
  3. puff-m-d

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    Diskeeper 8.0 Professional - It is JMHO that DK is the best out there ;) ...
     
  4. Infinity

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    Perfectdisk user here and fairly pleased with the new one...
     
  5. ronjor

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    Perfectdisk.
     
  6. dog

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    Still using Norton's SpeedDisk. :)
     
  7. `mishimasan`

    `mishimasan` Registered Member

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    Keepin' it reel Dog. Nice to see it, although this poll might encourage me to change my dirty little Norton ways...
     
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  9. Atomas31

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    Perfectdisk user here too!
     
  10. Beefcarver

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    I've been using VoptXP v7.22 from Golden Bow. www.vopt.com

    It works great its fast and theres a free 30 day trial. :cool:
     
  11. Capp

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    I use DK8 Pro as well

    Very happy with it. :D :D
     
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    Other: PerfectDisk v7.
     
  14. lynchknot

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    perfect disk won't work in my PC (possibly due to something left over from folder guard - tech support and I never did fix the problem - we tried)

    I now use O&O and like it very much.
     
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  15. gerardwil

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    [font=Verdana,tahoma]NtRegOpt:

    NTRegOpt is a registry compactor that improves system performance by compacting the registry, removing any slack space that may be left from previously modified or deleted keys. The program does not modify any registry entries, so it is safe to use. Also supports commandline switches for unattended runs.

    I also use Erunt:
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    [font=Verdana,tahoma]ERUNT (Emergency Recovery Utility NT) allows you to keep a complete backup of your registry and restore it when needed. The standard registry backup options that come with Windows back up most of the registry but not all of it. ERUNT however creates a complete backup set, including the Security hive and user related sections. ERUNT is easy to use and since it creates a full backup, there are no options or choices other than to select the location of the backup files. The backup set includes a small executable that will launch the registry restore if needed.

    Both apps. from Lars Hederer and can be found here:

    http://www.snapfiles.com/authorinfo/apps-7119886.html
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    Sorry the two progs I mentioned are about the registry. But then again: What is a system defragmenter? Do you mean a HD defragmenter?
    If that is the case I use Dirms and Buzzsaw.

    http://www.dirms.com/

    All progs I mentioned are freeware.

    Gerard
     
  18. hollywoodpc

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    PerfectDisk v7 here as well .
     
  19. Blackcat

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    I must have used them all in the past 2 years.

    The two I use on my systems now are;

    1. VoptXP; http://www.vopt.com/ which I have used for years. Very fast defragmenter with some nice extra tools.

    2. mst Defrag; http://www.mstsoftware.com/c_mst_defrag.aspx. Run it in background mode and it proactively keeps your files defragmented. Home Edition is only $9 at present. And although it is continuously working in the background it only takes up 1288K VM with one running process.

    3. Run both of the above with PageDefrag; http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/pagedefrag.shtml
     
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  20. hollywoodpc

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    Hi BlackCat .
    Will the use of mst Defrag reduce the frequency of running a defragger ? And you have tried many . Is VoptXP really that good ? And can it defrag boot files ? Thank you advance .
     
  21. erikguy

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    Power Defrag from Excessive Software. Easy to use (wizard interface). Quote from site...
    And also claims to be "very fast" due to the Sysinternals defragmentation engine. Single exe (extract from zip folder and use). Heads up, only works on 2k, XP.
     
  22. Infinity

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    thank you all for pointing to vopt, never heard of it but I sure will try it...it has a shredder, disk space cleaner, process viewer...

    need to trial it.

    Thanx in advance

    Inf.
     
  23. hollywoodpc

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    I am thinking I will as well . No problems with PD 7 but , VoptXP sure has a nice look
     
  24. SSK

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    As far as I understand, Powerdefrag will only defragment files. There is no "smart" placement of any kind, right?

    I tried VoptXP some time ago. It did its job, but eventually I decided on PerfectDisk.

    Blackcat:
    I'm wondering about mst Defrag as well. Can you notice it running in the background (performance and defragment)?
     
  25. `mishimasan`

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    From what I see, it's worth giving VoptXP a try. I really appreciate all of the input you are giving on this poll, and please keep the posts coming, for this poll will self-destruct after 10 days. That means, I'll probably still be using a trial version of any software long after this :D.
     
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