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Hey, i was wondering how often i should defrag my harddrive...i've had windows installed for more then 4 months i'd say now (new record...) and haven't ever defragged...
 
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post #2 of 22
It's up to you. I defragment my HDDs every few weeks or so. You should do it after moving/deleting/creating gigabytes of data. And it won't hurt since you can do it while you sleep.

Definitely do one tonight.
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A lot depends on your useage.
I do mine about every 2 weeks or so and it does not take very long. The longer you wait between defrags, the longer it takes.
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LOL... the guy from PCFormat (Ask Luis) is constantly dissing people for defragging and saying it is a waste of time... even when it says in what of the articles in the mag one should defrag every now and again...
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I defrag once a month, anymore is pointless for me.
    
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Oh... and I use Paragon Hard Disk Manager (sounds like what I use... the one I have is free however so I think it is an older version)... and the nice thing is it gets exclusive rights on the drive by defragging after boot up and loading before Windows that makes for a great defrag
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post #7 of 22
Yeah, i would go every week or two for a defrag. Or sooner if i know i have been downloading and moving a lot of files.

Anyone know of a free defrag utility that can defrag in the background??
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I usually try to check every couple of weeks and see if it needs defragging.

LOL

I have let my big array get REALLY bad, just kept forgetting about it and been busy with other systems, RAM failures and RMAs, ect....now it is almost all red

Wonder how long it will take to defrag 1.2TB?
post #9 of 22
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Anyone know of a free defrag utility that can defrag in the background??
Wonderful what Google can spit up sometimes... not sure it is 100% what you are looking for but pretty close
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Aight, i only got 2gb left on my hdd , time for an external.
 
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