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Re: Defragmentation software
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2009, 10:33:29 PM »
Thank you a lot, I've sent you a PM.
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Re: Defragmentation software
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2009, 11:15:37 PM »
Answered ! ;)

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Re: Defragmentation software
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2009, 04:16:53 AM »
Thanx! :) So people, should I get O&O Defrag or Raxco's PerfectDisk? I'm deciding among those two.
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Re: Defragmentation software
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2009, 09:19:44 AM »
Try both of them and then see which one suits you best. They both have trial versions available. :)

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Re: Defragmentation software
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2009, 03:03:47 PM »
( ... ) MyDefrag which has BY FAR the most features from all the free ones.

I agree. Their "FastOptimize.MyD" default script is excellent for common user.

The file and directory placement and the support for layout.ini allows a very good performance.

I like the screensaver option in MyDefrag, instead background defragging that some defrag software have.


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Re: Defragmentation software
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2009, 08:33:33 PM »
OK, thank you all for the help! :)
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Re: Defragmentation software
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2009, 10:12:16 PM »
Well, I think I've decided for PerfectDisk. :) I will download the trial first. And some more questions, please help me again. :)

Do you recommend me to let it run in the background and defragment all the time? Or is it better for the hard disk to defragment it once or twice a month?

Does PerfectDisk have to install any other Windows tool or program or anything external at all? Any problems with Windows XP firewall? Do I have to update PerfectDisk later on? Are updates free?

Thank you! :)
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Re: Defragmentation software
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2009, 10:34:35 PM »
Well, I think I've decided for PerfectDisk. :) I will download the trial first. And some more questions, please help me again. :)

Do you recommend me to let it run in the background and defragment all the time? Or is it better for the hard disk to defragment it once or twice a month?

Does PerfectDisk have to install any other Windows tool or program or anything external at all? Any problems with Windows XP firewall? Do I have to update PerfectDisk later on? Are updates free?

Thank you! :)

Nope no conflicts, nothing extra required for installing(at least that i am aware) and yes you can update it for free for the minor builds(say v10 build 44 to v10 build 61). It will let you know when a new version is out. When a major update is released though like from v10 to v11 you'll need to buy another license to upgrade but you'll get a discount. But it's not like an AV software so you don't have to upgrade every year when a major new version comes out.

I recommend you set it up to defrag every week or if that is too much for you then twice or once a month should do it. Why i don't like the contionous background defragmenting i already explained to you.

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Miha

EDIT: I also suggest you to check out the PerfectDisk blog, some nice info there. http://blog.perfectdisk.com/
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Re: Defragmentation software
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2009, 10:39:45 PM »
OK, thanx, and one last question (hopefully  ;D): is PerfectDisk 100% a safe program to use? Check this out please: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=245448

Again - thank you! :)
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Re: Defragmentation software
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2009, 10:44:28 PM »
Well since you don't have a RAID array i don't see how this could affect you. And no i never had this problem with the boot defrag, this is the first i hear of it.

But maybe you should read that whole thread, it appears it was some problem with build 110.

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with the newest 114 update the problem no longer exists

BTW the newest build is 119 and brings better Win 7 support...

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Re: Defragmentation software
« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2009, 12:27:06 AM »
Mikey,
Doesn't windows 7 clean up (defrag) the HD automatically as part of it's maintenance ???
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Re: Defragmentation software
« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2009, 12:47:13 AM »
Not sure what you mean Bob. Disk Cleanup doesn't defrag but by default windows defrag IS scheduled to run on a weekly basis in both Vista and 7. Is that what you meant ?

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Re: Defragmentation software
« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2009, 12:56:24 AM »
Not sure what you mean Bob. Disk Cleanup doesn't defrag but by default windows defrag IS scheduled to run on a weekly basis in both Vista and 7. Is that what you meant ?
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Re: Defragmentation software
« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2009, 12:58:33 AM »
Perhaps we should also give a little bit more info about windows 7 defrag which has been improved over the one in Vista. It's actually pretty darn good if you ask me ! If you want to learn more, i found a nice blog on msdn that explains more about it. Quite an informative read. :)

http://blogs.msdn.com/e7/archive/2009/01/25/disk-defragmentation-background-and-engineering-the-windows-7-improvements.aspx

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Re: Defragmentation software
« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2009, 02:39:49 PM »
I say that Io Bit Smart defrag is better than windows defragment tool