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Offline Lisandro

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Re: Disk Defragmenters that are safe to use?
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2010, 02:45:28 PM »
Too much... overkilling...
Maybe once a week or once a month...
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Re: Disk Defragmenters that are safe to use?
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2010, 02:47:00 PM »
Too much... overkilling...
Maybe once a week or once a month...
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Re: Disk Defragmenters that are safe to use?
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2010, 03:45:29 PM »
Only if you have one of the new SSD (Solid State Disk) drives should you not defrag.

Why is that?

What is google ;D

Solid State, no moving parts, platters, etc. so it doesn't matter where the file is the access time is the same, these SSD drives have a finite life on the number of writes, etc. and use a function called TRIM, you can google that too ;D
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Re: Disk Defragmenters that are safe to use?
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2010, 07:29:31 PM »
Puran is really nice compared with other Defrag tools

Defragging everyday is not appreciated

I read somewhere that,

The more you defrag, the less the life of your HD

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Re: Disk Defragmenters that are safe to use?
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2010, 10:28:00 PM »
I use PerfectDisk 11.0

Set it on automatic stealth defrag, "smart placement".

Internal drive ever three days
External drive once a week

Works automatically starting after so many minutes of HD inactivity.

I also use Defraggler occasionally if I only want to defrag the files and not optimize the files location on the HD.



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Re: Disk Defragmenters that are safe to use?
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2010, 10:32:23 PM »
I use PerfectDisk 11.0

Set it on automatic stealth defrag, "smart placement".

Internal drive ever three days
External drive once a week

Works automatically starting after so many minutes of HD inactivity.

I also use Defraggler occasionally if I only want to defrag the files and not optimize the files location on the HD.

Every couple of months I will run a "boot" defrag with PerfectDisk  which will defrag files such as hibernation files which are not defragged when the computer is in Windows.





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Re: Disk Defragmenters that are safe to use?
« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2010, 10:34:57 PM »
Well Puran Defrag has a right click defrag function if you have a large file that needs defragged or a folder or a partition, etc. and this just does a defrag without any optimization; so it is very fast.
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Re: Disk Defragmenters that are safe to use?
« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2010, 11:00:08 PM »
guys!! how do you know that you need to defrag your drive ?  ??? ??? ???

1. it is base on how long you use your drive ??
   a. execute defrag weekly, monthly, yearly

2. it is base on how big the amount of byte added to your drive ??
   a. execute defrag in every (5GB, 10GB, 20GB) that added to your hard drive ??

before that let us know what is the purpose of defrag and you get the right answer above  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Disk Defragmenters that are safe to use?
« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2010, 11:45:36 PM »
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Re: Disk Defragmenters that are safe to use?
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2010, 02:54:07 PM »
I use what comes with my operating system.  :)
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Re: Disk Defragmenters that are safe to use?
« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2010, 03:27:41 PM »
I use what comes with my operating system.  :)
That's so 1980s ;)

Defragment exactly what you want
http://www.piriform.com/defraggler/features/defragment-exactly-what-you-want

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Re: Disk Defragmenters that are safe to use?
« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2010, 05:11:27 PM »
As usual you are contradicting yourself. You say you use Win 7 in-built Defrag and then you bash on Bob cause he also uses the in-built Win 7 defrag. Where's the logic in that ?

And yes i too think the Win 7 in-built defrag is quite good. Especially with metadata files.

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Re: Disk Defragmenters that are safe to use?
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2010, 05:14:07 PM »
Or is what you are trying to imply that if one is on Win 7 the in-built defrag is fine but if you are on XP it's better to use something else than that crappy useless XP defrag ? Cause that i agree with.

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Re: Disk Defragmenters that are safe to use?
« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2010, 06:01:07 PM »
As usual you are contradicting yourself. You say you use Win 7 in-built Defrag and then you bash on Bob cause he also uses the in-built Win 7 defrag. Where's the logic in that ?

And yes i too think the Win 7 in-built defrag is quite good. Especially with metadata files.
Im pretty sure YoKenny use's defragler so there is no contradiction.

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Re: Disk Defragmenters that are safe to use?
« Reply #29 on: November 19, 2010, 06:56:57 PM »
I will always recommend the free Auslogics defragmenter. It's very fast and it's optimization routines actually work unlike some of the others I've tried like PerfectDisk and SmartDefrag. The first was imperfect and the second not so smart. :-)

You also don't need boot time defragging since Windows (even XP) does that automatically. Scheduled defragging is also not needed and probably does more harm than good. Just do a defrag no more than once a week and maybe run the optimization once a month and you will be fine staying with Auslogics.
« Last Edit: November 19, 2010, 07:03:55 PM by Dch48 »