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#31 cropcircles



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Posted 18 February 2012 - 20:28

Disk Defragmentation – Background and Engineering the Windows 7 Improvements

" Among the other changes under the hood in Windows 7 are the following:
Defragmentation in Windows 7 is more comprehensive – many files that could not be re-located in Windows Vista or earlier versions can now be optimally re-placed. In particular, a lot of work was done to make various NTFS metadata files movable. This ability to relocate NTFS metadata files also benefits volume shrink, since it enables the system to pack all files and file system metadata more closely and free up space “at the end” which can be reclaimed if required.
If solid-state media is detected, Windows disables defragmentation on that disk. The physical nature of solid-state media is such that defragmentation is not needed and in fact, could decrease overall media lifetime in certain cases.
By default, defragmentation is disabled on Windows Server 2008 R2 (the Windows 7 server release). Given the variability of server workloads, defragmentation should be enabled and scheduled only by an administrator who understands those workloads.

Best practices for using defragmentation in Windows 7 are simple – you do not need to do anything! Defragmentation is scheduled to automatically run periodically and in the background with minimal impact to foreground activity. This ensures that data on your hard disk drives is efficiently placed so the system can provide optimal responsiveness and I can continue to enjoy glitch free listening to the Eagles :-). "

#32 azspeedbullet



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Posted 25 July 2012 - 00:57

Whats a good disk defragmentation program to use in windows 7?

#33 Hum


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Posted 25 July 2012 - 01:01

^ I just use the Windows built-in Defragger.

Start/Computer, C:\[or other drive], Properties, Tools, Defrag.

#34 Livin in a box

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 01:03

Auslogics Disk Defrag I think is the best. Re-orders system files to the start of the hard disk too and you can choose to move files around for better performance.

#35 zeke009



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Posted 25 July 2012 - 01:07

I don't use a third party app anymore. On Windows 7 I just let it do it's thing and don't worry about it.

#36 azspeedbullet



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Posted 25 July 2012 - 01:08

I don't use a third party app anymore. On Windows 7 I just let it do it's thing and don't worry about it.

i have mutiple hard drives and it seems the build in defrag app dont work that well

#37 djdanster


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Posted 25 July 2012 - 01:09

I give a vote for defraggler!

#38 bjoswald


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Posted 25 July 2012 - 01:14

Auslogics if you care, Windows 7 default if you don't.

#39 Marshall


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Posted 25 July 2012 - 02:28

Defraggler, hands down. Simple updates, reliable and faster than the Windows 7 built-in defragmentation.

#40 Rigby


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Posted 25 July 2012 - 02:33

There is no reason to use a third party program, Windows 7 does it in the background and you never have to even know about it.

#41 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 02:51

IIRC if you use a third party deffrager it f's up page file and indexed files as well, the same with superfetch and "fetched" or "saved" temporary files to load programs faster.. stick with the default win7 as pointed above

#42 +jjkusaf



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Posted 25 July 2012 - 02:54

Another vote for the built in Win7 defrag.

#43 OP Lee G.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:53

Threads merged.

#44 articuno1au


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Posted 25 July 2012 - 12:18

PerfectDisk for my server.

On my desktop I occasionally run Defraggler over the storage disk, but don't do regular defrags because the disk rarely changes and my main disk is an SSD.

#45 Kaos DComo

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 12:50

Been using PerfectDisk for several years and by far, it's the best app!