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Posted 01 January 2012 - 12:59
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Posted 01 January 2012 - 13:32
Defraggler - it's free/donationware, it's quick, it's simple and it seems to do about as good a job as anything else I've tried.
Posted 01 January 2012 - 13:37
Yes and we all know how EVERYBODY has an SSD. Oh wait, in fact a mind bogglingly superior majority of people DON'T run on one.
Not really neccessary these days with evolution of SSDs
Posted 01 January 2012 - 13:45
Posted 01 January 2012 - 16:18
The best defrager is MyDefrag which is the successor of JKDefrag:
Most defragers even slow down the disk...
Benchmark of all Defragers:
MyDefrag is extremely solid because it is based on the standard defragmentation API by Microsoft, a system library that is included in Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, 2008, and Win7. Most defragmenters are based on this API, including the free defragmenter that comes with Windows and many commercial defragmenters. Basically all MyDefrag does is send "move this file to that location" commands to the API. The API is part of the operating system and can safely move almost any file on the disk, without risk and while the computer is in full use.
Posted 01 January 2012 - 16:23
Right from the MyDefrag site, basically I've seen this statement before and what it seems to say is, no matter what Defrag app you are using it still uses the API from Windows, essentially comes down to how efficient the APP is at sending the commands and how fast it is at doing so. Otherwise you are getting the same result from all defrag apps, except the real-time ones like DIskeeper which prevent the fragmentation on regular HDD's from happening in the first place.
Posted 01 January 2012 - 17:20
Posted 01 January 2012 - 19:48
It's not quite that simple - something a lot of people are forgetting is that you can never properly defragment a Windows (or any other OS with the exception of Linux) properly on the fly - the only way to get a full defragment including OS files+hiber+page is to either do it from an external boot source (DVD/CD/USB/Another OS) or by doing it pre-boot which for example O&O Defrag offers.
Otherwise you are getting the same result from all defrag apps, except the real-time ones like DIskeeper which prevent the fragmentation on regular HDD's from happening in the first place.