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Fragmentation does cause a huge performance hit for applications that require a lot of I/O operations, so I'm not really convinced with their tests. I've seen XP computers that were fragmented 50-80% and they're practically unusable because they're so slow. However, it's good that Vista auto-defrags every week to prevent you from getting to the high levels of fragmentation that result in performance problems.
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Originally Posted by Mako View Post
Fragmentation does cause a huge performance hit for applications that require a lot of I/O operations, so I'm not really convinced with their tests. I've seen XP computers that were fragmented 50-80% and they're practically unusable because they're so slow. However, it's good that Vista auto-defrags every week to prevent you from getting to the high levels of fragmentation that result in performance problems.
Every week ?

I honestly haven't had to defrag since Windows 98.
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Originally Posted by Mako View Post
Fragmentation does cause a huge performance hit for applications that require a lot of I/O operations, so I'm not really convinced with their tests. I've seen XP computers that were fragmented 50-80% and they're practically unusable because they're so slow. However, it's good that Vista auto-defrags every week to prevent you from getting to the high levels of fragmentation that result in performance problems.


I'm guilty!

I defrag at least once a week and some times more if I load a bunch of apps.
Makes a difference in load and shutdown times.

I defrag my Vista and XP drive in XP.It's quicker ,does the same job and I can see what's going on.I can't stand not seeing some progress even if it lies to me.lol.
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i use auslogics disk defrag it takes like 2 minutes
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post #15 of 36
I find after I defrag, Windows just operates smoother...applications launch slightly quicker, more fluid if I was to call it anything..
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Max PC is pretty unbiased when it comes to reviews and benchmarks. They give it straight and it's always useful information. If there is any one mag that rules them all it would be Max PC.
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interesting read.

But I'll stick with Diskeeper for the sole reason of the pretty boxes. XD
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Max PC is pretty unbiased when it comes to reviews and benchmarks. They give it straight and it's always useful information. If there is any one mag that rules them all it would be Max PC.
Then you haven't read CPU (Computer Power User) magazine then. Their articles are MUCH better as they go behind the scene in the industry, editorials from industry leaders, and much more advanced articles about memory/video card/etc. (i.e. the differences between GDDR3 vs GDDR4 and it's just not clock speeds)

MaxPC is good for basic benchmarks... for understanding the whys... check CPU.
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Originally Posted by mhsbrian View Post
Every week ?

I honestly haven't had to defrag since Windows 98.
I find that extremely hard to believe. NTFS fragments. It has nothing to do with your personal usage - it's just in the nature of the file system. Just because you haven't defraged since '98 doesn't mean you haven't had to.
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Originally Posted by binormalkilla View Post
Yea I guess some people are simple minded enough to believe the ludicrous Mac commercials.
i know, it is amazing some ppl actually believe what they see in commercials
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