What's your disk Defragmenter?

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What is your disk Defragmenter

  1. 1.AusLogic Disk Defrag

    34 vote(s)
    8.6%
  2. 2.Windows built-in defragmenter

    74 vote(s)
    18.8%
  3. 3.Diskeeper Lite

    9 vote(s)
    2.3%
  4. 4.Diskeeper Home/Pro

    58 vote(s)
    14.7%
  5. 5.DirMs

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
  6. 6.DirMs and Buzzsaw

    4 vote(s)
    1.0%
  7. 7.PerfectDisk

    117 vote(s)
    29.7%
  8. 8.Power Defragmenter GUI with contig.exe

    18 vote(s)
    4.6%
  9. 9.O&O Defrag Pro

    39 vote(s)
    9.9%
  10. 10.PC Mesh Defrag for Windows

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. 11.DiskTrix UltimateDefrag

    27 vote(s)
    6.9%
  12. 12.JKDefrag

    35 vote(s)
    8.9%
  13. 13.Abexo Disk Defragmenter Lite/Pro/Plus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. 14.Norton Disk Defragmenter

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
  15. 15.Mst Defrag

    9 vote(s)
    2.3%
  16. 16.Fast Defrag Professional

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. 17.Ashampoo Magical Defrag

    4 vote(s)
    1.0%
  18. 18.MindSoft Defrag

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
  19. 19.SpeeDefrag

    2 vote(s)
    0.5%
  20. 20.Power Defrag

    3 vote(s)
    0.8%
  21. 20.others?.specify

    25 vote(s)
    6.3%
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  1. sweater

    sweater Registered Member

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    Me too, I also hate defragging...but its only the case when u are using a slow defragger...like Perfect Disk, Diskeeper etc...(u know what I mean). :D :cool:

    Of course, it depends on your need...on what u feel and what your logic or intuition tells you. When when pc is getting slow despite the fact that u'v already done "everything" to make it fast then it probably needs to be defragged. Maybe once a day or once a week or once a month (or even once a year) it really depends on how you feel you like to run. ;)

    I don't like the idea of running the defragmenter on the background all the time, I think its just a waste of cpu power and ram memory, wherein I can defrag the whole drive for a minutes. :cautious:

    If you play games on your pc, then I think there's really a need to run a defragmenter even daily just to make things smooth. :cool:

    For me, I think...there's no need to buy those expensive defraggers out there wherein a freeware ones are available on the net, and even works better and faster than paid programs. :shifty:

    I still uses JKDefrag. Since I discovered this in the past, I think this is still the best that I can recommend. This is the Firefox in the Defragmenter world. Free open source and always updated. There's forum where u can ask the programmer and other contributors on the improvement of this thing. ;)

    http://www.kessels.com/JkDefrag/

    Check this out:

    JkDfrag is the best freeware defrag program.

    http://donnedwards.openaccess.co.za/2007/09/great-defrag-shootout-winners.html

    http://donnedwards.openaccess.co.za/2007/05/great-defrag-shootout-viii-jkdefrag-v38.html
     
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  2. Long View

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    Using Perfect Disk with Deepfreeze or Returnil means defragging of the OS partition only needs to be done after an update and then takes a minute or so.
     
  3. Perman

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    Hi, folks: Yes, I concur. Using virtualization app such as Deepfreeze, has dramatically decrease the usage of disk defragmenter ( I use O&O v.10), hence prolonging disk's life ? (just my assumption, correct me if needed)
     
  4. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    A negligible improvement at best.
     
  5. Thanasis159

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    O&O Defrag Pro is the BEST! It does a great job! Also I sometimes use Power Defragmanter GUI with contig.exe!
     
  6. Espresso

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    I like the new MST Defrag with its realtime defrag. Just leave it running in the background and the disks are always blue. Diskeeper has a similar feature but it seems slower to respond and seems to do a lot more disk grinding.
     
  7. EASTER

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    ULTIMATE DEFRAG!

    It's been put thru paces many times over and compared to ALL the rest, this remains the only one i fully trust and can depend on.
     
  8. Xenophobe

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    O&O Defrag 10 Professional.
     
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    Thanks Xenephobe - I normally use PD but your post prompted me to try O&O.
    Initially looks good - also not too exepensive. I like to the option to use different
    configs. Unlike Ultimate Defrag , which I found to be very disappointing after all the hype, O&O does appear to make a difference. Does the program require activation or can it be used on different machines provided it is uninstalled from the previous machine ?
     
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    At the risk of being boring, I'd have to say that having tried a few defragmenters, the in built windows one seem to do the job just fine for me.
     
  11. HURST

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    Until now, I just use the built in Windows defragmenter. I was wondering if someone could give good reasons to try other? If it was already discussed/answered, please let me know, don't had the time yet to read the full thread.
     
  12. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    The default Windows defragger (coded by the makers of Diskeeper) is slow and it doesn't do a good job at optimizing file placement. Also, it doesn't do offline defragging of locked files.
     
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    I use Perfect disk which does the free space as well as a great job at optimizing file placement. It does offline defrag too, and scheduling.:)
     
  14. HURST

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    What about jkdefrag?
    I like that its open source, downloaded it, but havent tried it yet.
    How does it compare against others?
     
  15. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    JKDefrag is great. It lacks offline defragging, but you can combine it with Sysinternals' PageDefrag.
    It has several file placement algorithms/strategies.
    Version 4 will be fully customizable through scripting.
     
  16. HURST

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    Sorry my lack of knowledge, but what does "offline defragging" mean?
    Googled it and only found product descriptions, but no explanation.
    Thanks
     
  17. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    Sysinternals' PageDefrag
    Offline defrag = defrag at boot stage, so locked files (files loaded in memory and protected by Windows) can be defragged :)
     
  18. HURST

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    Thanks :D
     
  19. jpcummins

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    I am using the Windows Defragmenter it seems to do what I want.
     
  20. mrfargoreed

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    Up until today I used PerfectDisk without question, but today I tried O&O Professional and it's very impressive.

    Was curious about system slowdowns and according to PD one of my drives had fragmentation of a couple of percent, but according to O&O it was about 60% (checked with UltimateD Defrag, which also said about 60%), so looks like I've found a new defragger for a while.

    Also allows me to exclude files and folders so works fine with FDISR which is essential for me.
     
  21. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Since changing to Vista I changed to AusLogic Disk Defrag which works very well and being free doesn't hurt.

    bigc
     
  22. AaLF

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    So many defraggers, so many choices. I use AusLogic Freebie & seems good.

    Any comments on the defragger included in PARAGON's HDD Manager Suite??
     
  23. PoetWarrior

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    Trying Diskeeper Pro Pre. 2008. I've been using UltimateDefrag, but I'm interested in automatic defrag vs. scheduled defrag. So far I'm liking the feel of my machine produced by DK 2008. If UD would go with automatic defrag, then I'd probably stick with it.

    Now for all those who might suggest automatic defrag will use up necessary resources, I've got plenty unused resources, and it doesn't slow down or cause hesitation on my system. The price is pretty steep though.

    Since I'm running a standard account on Vista HP, it's nice not to have to worry about manual defrag. I've disabled UAC since it kept asking the admin to run Supreme Commander. Could never get UAC to stop doing that even though I changed permissions, etc.
     
  24. Nitrox

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    I've been trying out a few different ones lately. I'm trialling O&O Defrag at the moment and it seems to do a good job and is fairly quick.
     
  25. AaLF

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    I'm having a 'play' with Paragon HDD Mngr. I told it to defrag a 40gb C drive & it got up to 40 odd minutes and indicating it had another 15 minutes to go. And this drive is regularly serviced by Auslogics defragger.

    Is this 'normal'?
     
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