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Poll Results: Which defragmenter do you use on your system drive?

Poll expired: Jun 27, 2013 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 4% of voters (3)
    None (HDD)
  • 35% of voters (23)
    None (SSD)
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Ashampoo Magical Defrag
  • 18% of voters (12)
    Auslogics Disk Defrag
  • 21% of voters (14)
    Defraggler (Piriform)
  • 21% of voters (14)
    Disk Defragmenter (Microsoft, built-in)
  • 3% of voters (2)
    Diskeeper
  • 0% of voters (0)
    DiskTune
  • 3% of voters (2)
    JkDefrag (Jeroen Kessels)
  • 0% of voters (0)
    mst Defrag
  • 3% of voters (2)
    MyDefrag (Jeroen Kessels)
  • 1% of voters (1)
    O&O Defrag
  • 4% of voters (3)
    PerfectDisk
  • 6% of voters (4)
    SmartDefrag (IObit)
  • 3% of voters (2)
    UltimateDefrag (DiskTrix)
  • 3% of voters (2)
    UltraDefrag (open source)
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Vopt
  • 3% of voters (2)
    Other (please post and specify)
64 Total Votes  
post #21 of 25
Thread Starter 
    Fishinfan and Ferrari8608, thank you for mentioning System Mechanic.  I looked at the advertisements, and needless to say, I was quite impressed.  Apparently, my computer was too — well, let me put it this way: Auslogics Disk Defrag is now no longer in last place! wheee.gif In fact, it comes it way past no defragmentation at all (Auslogics was close, but a small improvement).

    Everyone, thank you for your responses so far.  This was quite eye opening for me.  I am surprised which three are popular, and by what margin they are popular given the fact that only one of those three is any good—and you may be surprised which one it is!
 
Edited by Techie007 - 6/14/13 at 5:23am
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post #22 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ferrari8608 View Post

I used System Mechanic a while back when I was running XP. It was a decent utility set, but I think it got too bloated around version 6. It's been a while since I've tried it.

    Yes, severe bloat is the reason it performed so badly on my test system.  When I downloaded it, they gave me version 11.7.  I don't know exactly what it was doing wrong, but all of its EXEs (it has a couple of services) peg the CPU at 100% for a few seconds every here and then, especially when starting.  Also, the programs that I was testing seemed to use a lot more CPU (i.e. a program's own process seemed to use a lot more CPU then without System Mechanic installed).  During those times, System Mechanic's processes would appear to be idle (judging by CPU usage and memory usage fluctuation).  Anyway, the system was as slow as a snail with it installed and quite unresponsive.  I agree that it is mostly due to bloat.
    I also hate their "registration" thing.  I had to register it directly over the internet (and whatever data they chose to send as well) to even unlock the trial version.  That was a challenge because I didn't have internet connected to the test machine (I did have ethernet connected, so the network drivers would be starting just the same).  They didn't give me the direct download either, but I hacked their downloader and got the actual URL for the program, and then downloaded it manually with Firefox. biggrin.gif  No other defragmentation utility put me through any of that.  Oh well—my hopes were high, anyway.
 
Edited by Techie007 - 6/16/13 at 5:41am
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post #23 of 25
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    Thank you all for the responses. thumb.gif   I will be posting the benchmark results on another thread soon.
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post #24 of 25
I've been using Defraggler for all of my defragging needs. I no longer defrag my C:\ drive as I have an SSD now, but I used to use that and still do for my other disk drives I have hooked up.
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post #25 of 25
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    Thank you all for the feedback!  I have posted my test results here: Benchmark: Should I defragment my system? Which defragmenter is best? thumb.gif Hopefully you all find it informative!
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