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Originally Posted by dleccord View Post
are these aftermarket defraggers better than the windows one?
Yes, and also it depends on what your needs are, and whether you find the added features/convenience worth paying for.

Most of the payware ones have features that are not usually available (or easily accessible) in the windows utility. For eg, in the XP defragger, you can't defrag the MFT, or do multiple disks simultaneously, or choose defrag modes (manual, auto etc) etc. The defragger also tends to render the system unusable when it's working.

By comparison, Diskeeper Pro 2008 (what I use) can do all of the above, using very few resources, and is much faster in any case. It's a much more polished product that serves my needs very nicely.

I am not a great fan of the freeware defraggers, but as usual, YMMV.
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