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Windows 7: Any verdict on the Defrag tool yet?

17 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Any verdict on the Defrag tool yet?

Vistas sucked majorly, were there any improvements in 7 or should I be hunting down JKDefrag again?


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17 Aug 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Celeras View Post
Vistas sucked majorly, were there any improvements in 7 or should I be hunting down JKDefrag again?
Celeras

Verdict in terms of if you should use them or which to use? Perfect disk 10 works fine on 32bit, and might on 64

Ken
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17 Aug 2009   #3

 
 

I totally forgot that there isthe Defrag tool in windows...
That should say all...
Thanks for the remind, will test how it work here in Win 7....
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17 Aug 2009   #4

7600x64 RTM
 
 

Using Smart defrag here x64 w/ no problems. Have set to auto-defrag and it runs in the background when I'm not using the com.
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17 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 build 7600 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spliff View Post
Using Smart defrag here x64 w/ no problems. Have set to auto-defrag and it runs in the background when I'm not using the com.
The built in Windows defrag already runs in the background, when you're not using the computer.
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17 Aug 2009   #6
DJG

 

Seems to be doing its job unobstructedly (is that a real word) in my case (is that a real pun?).
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17 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

For well over 25 years (no, really) I've been using one form of defrag software or another and can safely say I've tested them all. Currently, the best solution for an effective defrag is Goldenbow's Vopt. Not only does it require a very low footprint but it's very effectiveness at sorting the files on the drive is unrivaled. The analysis engine it uses differs from other, common algorithms considerably. It also does what many other 'big' companies' software lacks. In particular, pagefile sorting (for those that still use that antiquety). Versions are available for most varieties of Windows - XP, Vista and 7.

I strongly encourage you to take a good look at it. Yes, it's ugly, but it's very effective.

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17 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spliff View Post
Using Smart defrag here x64 w/ no problems. Have set to auto-defrag and it runs in the background when I'm not using the com.
got the same thing and love it!
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17 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Celeras View Post
Vistas sucked majorly, were there any improvements in 7 or should I be hunting down JKDefrag again?
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By "verdict" do you mean a consensus? LOL! Microsoft says the defragger in 7 is improved. There is no disk map though and if you care about having a map (I do) then it's not sufficient. I'm using PerfectDisk 10 on Windows 7 RC1 x86 and it works very well. There's a long thread in here about defraggers where the topic was pretty much done to death, so you might want to read that one first.
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17 Aug 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm not really an avid user of defragging the machine. Years ago when drives were smaller and far less fast, I used to do it. Now it's pretty rare....and with newer versions of Windows whatever is happening on the backside seems to be sufficient enough for me.
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