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post #11 of 23
I would like to see any factual data that shows running separate defragmentation software actually has a net improvement in performance for the marginally better job they do, as opposed to the amount of system resources consumed having a third party defrag software running.
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I use my defrag for my steam drive.
 
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post #13 of 23
Diskeeper is by far the best 3rd party utility that I've used to date. I install it on all of my machines, as well as all of my customer machines scheduled to run once a week.

edit: and yes, I have seen first hand a noticeable difference after running diskeeper on heavily fragmented volumes. Load/seek times improved, and frees up some hard drive space after shoving everything together.
Edited by CrimsonMango - 5/26/11 at 7:28pm
    
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post #14 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by superj1977 View Post
Why? it wont defrag if theres nothing to defrag,will it?
It still has to do a scan to check for fragmentation. This keeps your HDD spun up and working more.

Fragmentation really is not that big of a deal.
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post #15 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by CTRLurself [Knyte Custom] View Post
I would like to see any factual data that shows running separate defragmentation software actually has a net improvement in performance for the marginally better job they do, as opposed to the amount of system resources consumed having a third party defrag software running.
http://hofmannc.de/defragxp/benchmarks_en.html
post #16 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
It still has to do a scan to check for fragmentation. This keeps your HDD spun up and working more.

Fragmentation really is not that big of a deal.
Ah right i see,fair enough but i dont have my disks set to turn of when inactive anyway,they always spinning.

Anyway ive tried a few different defrag apps and i seem to have found defraggler to be my favourite,although its quite true that theres nothing that wrong with the built in defrag.
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post #17 of 23
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Mydefrag on cnet seems to not have as much downloads compared to defraggler, and smartdefrag has even more than defraggler. Eh, Maybe Ill just run the regular windows defrag - even though my OS is Vista, just to be extra safe.

Thanks for the feedback =)
    
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post #18 of 23
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Mydefrag on cnet seems to not have as much downloads compared to defraggler, and smartdefrag has even more than defraggler. Eh, Maybe Ill just run the regular windows defrag - even though my OS is Vista, just to be extra safe.

Thanks for the feedback =)
safe from what?
post #19 of 23
This is a great defragger here:http://www.disktrix.com/
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I've used lots of them. Auslogics seems to be the fastest and I also like Defraggler (mostly because I like Piriform so much ). I don't really use them anymore though since putting my OS on my SSD. Obviously I don't want to defrag that and it's not worth the time to defrag the other drives.
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