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Disk Defragmenters that are safe to use?
« on: November 18, 2010, 02:47:26 AM »
Hi all,

Which disk defragmenter do you guys say is the safest to use? Currently I use Auslogics Disk Defrag, but I'm considering Piriform's Defraggler.

Also, I only defrag my hard drive once every few months. Is this bad? What is the recommended usage?

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Re: Disk Defragmenters that are safe to use?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2010, 03:50:49 AM »
Hello. I've been using Defraggler for a while now with no problems. Windows defragger is probably fine, but I like using third-party programs more. Defragging every few months is probably fine. I do it about once per month.

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Re: Disk Defragmenters that are safe to use?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2010, 04:28:33 AM »
I find Puran Defrag to be very good, fast, configurable and also has an option to do a defrag on reboot.

I also have Defraggler, but I haven't used it since I installed the free Puran Defrag application.

The defrag duration tends to be related to your use of the computer some are constantly installing and uninstalling programs, downloading all sorts, so the drive can become more fragmented. So it would rather depend on how much fragmentation (%) is found on these few monthly defrag scans.

I do mine once a month using puran and one of the options it to optimise the folders to help speed application loading, etc. I could probably extend that duration to every two months, but on a standard hard disk this frequency isn't really an issue. On faster systems with fast NTFS SATA HDDs fragmentation isn't such an issue as it used to be.

Only if you have one of the new SSD (Solid State Disk) drives should you not defrag.
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Re: Disk Defragmenters that are safe to use?
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2010, 08:45:46 AM »
Only if you have one of the new SSD (Solid State Disk) drives should you not defrag.

Why is that?

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Re: Disk Defragmenters that are safe to use?
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2010, 12:01:10 PM »
I also use (free) Puran Defrag after having tried most of the other third-party defrag programs out there, and I find this one to be the most efficient for both regular defrag and boot-time defrag.

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Re: Disk Defragmenters that are safe to use?
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2010, 12:34:11 PM »
Hi :)

I use Ultimate Defrag.

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Re: Disk Defragmenters that are safe to use?
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2010, 01:27:34 PM »
I use defraggler by piriform, very fast and efficient and the new version also does boot time defrag.

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Re: Disk Defragmenters that are safe to use?
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2010, 01:48:52 PM »
Puran Defrag supports boot time and removable drivers.
Auslogic stop supporting removable drivers and never has a boot time defrag. It does have a simple scheduler.
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Re: Disk Defragmenters that are safe to use?
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2010, 02:13:02 PM »
Piriform Defrager on boot time displays Page file & a few System 32 services (security related)the screen disappers in a few secs, is that normal?

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Re: Disk Defragmenters that are safe to use?
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2010, 02:16:16 PM »
Piriform Defrager on boot time gave me BSOD... Couldn't investigate further, maybe a problem in the beta, maybe a conflict with other program in my machine...
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Re: Disk Defragmenters that are safe to use?
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2010, 02:23:04 PM »
I let Windows 7 defrag itself:
Defragment Your Windows 7 Computer
http://windows.about.com/od/maintainandfix/ss/SBSdefragWin7.htm

I like Puran Defrag on my XP Pro system.

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Piriform Defraggler Version 2.00.230 is now out of beta.

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Re: Disk Defragmenters that are safe to use?
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2010, 02:28:22 PM »
 ::) if the defrag bit is more than workable memory space, it can lead to memory overdamped and BSOD :)
maybe a defrager use also a large amount of memory or a defrager cannot handle the bit that presently defragged  :)

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Re: Disk Defragmenters that are safe to use?
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2010, 02:31:14 PM »
I don't get a BSOD but the boot time is real quick displaying these few services, using Piriform Defraggler ver 2.00.230?
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Re: Disk Defragmenters that are safe to use?
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2010, 02:39:30 PM »
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Piriform Defraggler Version 2.00.230 is now out of beta.
Thanks. Will test again...
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Re: Disk Defragmenters that are safe to use?
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2010, 02:41:45 PM »
I defrag once a day scheduled & on each boot?
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