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#16 BrainDedd

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 19:57

PerfectDisk 12.5 ... not fond of the bloat they've put in, but it has features I miss in other defraggers (including an SSD defrag) and the interface is decently free of clutter.


#17 Miuku.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 20:06

You really, really should not defrag an SSD. You're simply wearing down the drive for no reasonable benefit of any kind - defragmenters were designed for mechanical drives for a good reason, with a solid storage drive it has none.

#18 +Brando212

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 20:09

I used to use perfectdisk but i come to recently realize that the windows defrag has been much optimized since the days of XP (go figure (derp) :p) and now that works just fine for me :)

#19 OP Lee G.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 20:48

Wheres PerfectDisk?


I accidentally missed it out. I've added it now. Thanks.

#20 coridan7701

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 21:40

+1 Defraggler. I've used the default Windows program and Auslogics, I have found both slow and ineffective. I have been using Defraggler for a while and it is much better.

#21 PGHammer

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 22:07

It's not really necessary with regular disks either. even if another one is better than the windows built in one, it's not gonna matter one iota.

I don't see why these threads are made, it just keeps the illusion alive that people still need to defrag and use third party tools for it.


Even NTFS still fragments, and with large HDDs and partitions, defragmentation still matters. (Seriously - how many of you with what were considered *midsized* HDDs back just two years ago - 250GB and larger - broke them up into multiple partitions? Given the small default cluster size of even large NTFS prtitions, there's far less reason to have a multi-partition large drive.)

I actually still don't have an SSD yet (primarily because I haven't finished my Sandy Bridge-based build; I still have, at minimum, CPU and motherboard left to purchase), and an SSD is extremely far down on the list of priority purchases even *after* the build gets done. Further, I've moved from a 500GB (467GB formatted capacity) boot drive to a 1TB (931GB formatted capacity) boot drive - I wouldn't have multiple *partitions* except that 7 x64 has a System Reserved partition by default. Due to the new drive having a far larger on-drive cache (32MB vs. 8MB), I've actually gained in terms of performance, despite the far larger partition size.

Because I have multiple file-types on a single drive/partition, fragmentation affects some file-types more than others - therefore, defragmentation is still a necessary. That's why Diskeeper remains part of my utility arsenal.

That said, looking at the future of Windows, Diskeeper (in fact, all third-party defragmenters) are under siege - Disk Optimizer (in the Windows 8 Developer Preview) is a massive game-changer in that it takes one feature that has been unique to third-party tools (defragmentation of the swapfile and MFT) and brings it back into the main set of options; even more surprising, Disk Optimizer includes multi-pass no-reboot defragmentation - which no third-party degragmentation utility - including Diskeeper - does today.

#22 jesseinsf

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 22:24

Other.

Not really neccessary these days with evolution of SSDs

There is a benefit when you consolidate free space because some cells that are only half filled can not be "trimmed". If you use PerfectDisk it will fill in all the half filled cells in a unique way that enhances speed and the life of the drive. All this allows the SSD to "Trim" more efficiently.

#23 Kaze23

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 22:43

Liked MyDefrag when I had my 150 GB Raptor.

#24 HawkMan

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 22:58

Even NTFS still fragments, and with large HDDs and partitions, defragmentation still matters. (Seriously - how many of you with what were considered *midsized* HDDs back just two years ago - 250GB and larger - broke them up into multiple partitions? Given the small default cluster size of even large NTFS prtitions, there's far less reason to have a multi-partition large drive.)


And windows regularly auto defrags your drives. and you're nto going to notice ANY performance difference, even at the nanosecond level between the different defragmenters.

#25 Miuku.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 23:02

And windows regularly auto defrags your drives. and you're nto going to notice ANY performance difference, even at the nanosecond level between the different defragmenters.

How much money are you willing to bet on that?

Because I can prove you wrong instantly by comparing, for example, SC2 or BF3 loading times with built-in windows defrag vs O&O.

#26 Andre S.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 21:51

Windows Defrag:
- does the job
- no need for installation
- no need for configuration
- no need for even knowing it exists
- no buying, trialing, account creating, updating

That's my favorite type of utility. :D

#27 Ci7

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 22:07

Windows defrag ,for HDDs

daily automatic defrag since i installed W7


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gotta hate PC legacy crap

Bios , PCI . HDD, PS-2 port and not mentioning optical drive(USB stick please!) :pinch: hopefully the vaporize by 2020!

#28 cropcircles

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 19:39

Defrag: SSD Questions, Tagging Files, Mirroring Drives, Hardware Hacks

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#29 Ntrstd

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 02:26

My fave defragger is still MyDefrag.

#30 devnulllore

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 21:39

Got to chime in here, (again?).

I have used Perfectdisk since version 9 and have seen VAST improvement all the way up to version 12.5 now. It even prevents fragmentation before it happens and runs stealth defrag so if one of your drives is dormant for up to 15 minutes it starts defragging it. Then of course once disk action begins again it pauses.

It's a 9/10 for me.

Cheers,



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