What's your disk Defragmenter?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Creer, Oct 4, 2009.

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What is your disk Defragmenter?

  1. Abexo Disk Defragmenter

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

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. AusLogic Disk Defrag

    13.7%
  4. DirMs

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. DirMs and Buzzsaw

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Diskeeper

    9.3%
  7. HDDiskDefrag

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. JkDefrag

    11.0%
  9. MindSoft Defrag

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Mst Defrag

    1.3%
  11. Norton Disk Defragmenter

    0.9%
  12. O&O Defrag Professional

    6.2%
  13. Paragon Total Defrag

    0.9%
  14. PC Mesh Defrag for Windows

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. PerfectDisk

    20.7%
  16. Power Defragmenter GUI with contig.exe

    0.4%
  17. PowerDefrag

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Puran Defrag

    9.7%
  19. Smart Defrag

    3.1%
  20. SpeeDefrag

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. UltimateDefrag

    4.4%
  22. Vopt

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  23. Windows built-in Defragmenter

    21.1%
  24. Others (please specify)

    5.7%
  25. None

    3.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Creer

    Creer Registered Member

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    What disk Defragmenter do you use?

    Also please specify which defragmentation method you choose.

    Thanks,
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2009
  2. Creer

    Creer Registered Member

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    O&O Defrag Pro (v10) here.

    I use Name Defrag Method for my system partition and for my data partitions.
     
  3. rdsu

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  4. ThunderZ

    ThunderZ Registered Member

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    Have tried several of the major players. Trying several different suggested layouts. Never made a difference in performance that I noticed. I also dislike redundancy and bloat. Always went back to the built in MS offering.
     
  5. firzen771

    firzen771 Registered Member

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    i use perfectdisk:thumb:
     
  6. Opera

    Opera Registered Member

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    I'm using AusLogic Disk Defrag.

    Free,Quick,Light!
     
  7. tipo

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    ultimatedefrag 2008/ consolidate method
     
  8. 1boss1

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    Latest Perfectdisk

    SMARTPlacement for system drive, and Consolidate Space for the storage drives.
     
  9. Threedog

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    I've tried different ones but never really noticed any earth shattering difference so stay with the built in Windows one now.
     
  10. mando

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    Been using Diskeeper09. Very happy with the automatic option.:thumb:
     
  11. Arkham

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    Diskeeper 2009 Pro for me :)
     
  12. jwcca

    jwcca Registered Member

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    Latest PerfectDisk PD10 build 119

    SMARTPlacement for all drives, only manual, don't use the AutoPilot Scheduler.

    Pre-boot defrag is run manually, weekly.

    It does make a difference, quicker boot and quicker execute. I've been satisfied so haven't tested others although I did have DiskKeeper on my work laptop and found that I liked the PD GUI more. I'm sure all defragers do the job just about the same. A side benefit to buying PD was that I also found FD-ISR which I still use and PD was tweaked by Raxco to make it work seamlessly with FD, couldn't ask for more.

    I've used PD since Feb. 2002, I pay the annual subscription fee to always keep it current and have never had a problem with it.
     
  13. kC_

    kC_ Registered Member

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    its only about the GUI's & pretty colours for most here!:argh:

    personally i use windows own, via batch
     
  14. Meriadoc

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    PerfectDisk.

    One reason I like to shrink .vmdk files and keep them defragged, PD for VMWare does this automatically.
     
  15. DOSawaits

    DOSawaits Registered Member

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    Pirisoft Defraggler. (maker of Crap Cleaner)

    Does everything one needs, fast and complete.
    No background, HDD lifetime trashing crap for me.
    Stable and supersmooth system.
     
  16. blacknight

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    JkDefrag
     
  17. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

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    Same answer as recent past defragmenter polls....the one built into Windows.

    Been a firm believer for years that many of the 3rd party utils are hyped up, another recent thread like this from another forum brought a link to a good comparison which pretty much sums up what I've felt all along.
    http://www.maximumpc.com/article/the_disk_defrag_difference?page=0,0



    :argh:
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2009
  18. majoMo

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    It seems that the comments are more interestings than the article...

    From Donn Edwards comment:

    • i have come to the conclusion that your article is bollocks.

    • the "results" in the article are completely meaningless because the HDD tests don't measure the placement of actual files on the actual test system at all

    Interesting also to see that the author recommend Auslogic - that doesn't perform an optimizacion even... It seems he likes too much their interface... the eyes...

    3rd party utils could be very good - but anyone can to think always that is better to use MS built-in tools than externals tools. Like to use their DiskCleanup tool instead a 3rd party tool like CCleaner or Eusing Washer. Or IE instead Firefox or Opera. And so on...

    And the proof is: MS improved their built-in defrag in Vista and Windows 7, e.g. auto-defrag in background and consolidation...
     
  19. ePost

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  20. mrfargoreed

    mrfargoreed Registered Member

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    Always used PerfectDisk and probably always will as it's Smart Placement seems to always slightly improve my machine's performance.
     
  21. tipstir

    tipstir Registered Member

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    Over the years I've tired them all. This JkDefrag seems interesting just click on go. Smart Defrag is okay it does defrag for free and can be scheduled. Windows Defrag takes forever to defrag since that is slow.
     
  22. dav88

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    Puran Defrag seems to make my pc more responsive.
     
  23. bellgamin

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  24. SammyJack

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    AusLogic Disk Defrag.

    WHEN OUT OF SHADOW MODE!!!
     
  25. GrailVanGogh

    GrailVanGogh Registered Member

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    Have tried many different defraggers and went back to the OS built in one MS offers. Works fine for me.
     
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