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Windows 7: what is disadvantage of defrag??

06 Jun 2012   #11
derekimo

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Try the free defragger from Auslogics.
I, strongly, do NOT recommend the use of third party defraggers. The Windows built in disk defragmenter works perfectly. If you are not satisfied with the performance of your hard drive, you should get an ssd like I did. They make a HUGE difference.
Why the strong feelings against third party defraggers?


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07 Jun 2012   #12
ningpra

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

hmm is it my restore point will be erase after i defrag,

and what if i have a same file but not in the same place/directory

i dont actually use defrags since then,
i more use Ccleaner to clean any mess on my pc
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07 Jun 2012   #13
kado897

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Some RPs will be lost by third party defrag tools as they generally do a more thorough job than Windows own defrag.
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07 Jun 2012   #14
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

I've used Auslogics Disk Defrag for years and never had a problem.
Also many recommend Puran Defrag.
Run it once a week and it will keep everything working smoothly.

As mentioned, never Defrag a SSD.
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07 Jun 2012   #15
maibex

window 7 32 bit
 
 

Defrag a normal hdd is good , can meke ur pc access files faster..
But is a disaster if u making defrag on a ssd...
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07 Jun 2012   #16
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nivas View Post
Try the free defragger from Auslogics.
I, strongly, do NOT recommend the use of third party defraggers. The Windows built in disk defragmenter works perfectly. If you are not satisfied with the performance of your hard drive, you should get an ssd like I did. They make a HUGE difference.
Why the strong feelings against third party defraggers?
Sorry, I don't want to come off as strong. The average "Joe" doesn't need to be lost in third party defragmetners. Also, I like to use the Microsoft version instead of a third party's because Microsoft knows Windows better than anyone else. You can readmore about the Windows 7 disk defragmenter to learn why it doesn't do as thorough of a job as the thirdparty's here: Disk Defragmentation
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07 Jun 2012   #17
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

After 20 plus years of Windows OS's if it needed a more thorough defrag it would already do it.
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07 Jun 2012   #18
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

I have a little different view on defragging. The performance gain achieved by defragging is quite small and results in a gain of a few microseconds here and there. Those microseconds do add up but it takes many, many file accesses to realize any gain. In reality, the time lost by defragging will NEVER be regained by the small gain in performance.

Having said that, I do defrag my drives, but I'm not anal about it. I've actually had drives that I didn't defrag for years, when I checked them they were badly defragmented but, after taking hours to defrag, I noticed no increase in performance.

As I said, the time lost during the defragging process will not be offset by the small performance gain so always make sure that the defrag is scheduled for a time when the system is not in use.
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07 Jun 2012   #19
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

When I was using XP I would run it every 2-4 weeks.

So I did the same for W7 at first. At least the check for amount of defrag which was always 0-1%.
Then I found out it ran on a schedule so I forgot about it.

When I went to clone W7 from my spinner to my SSD I checked the amount of defrag before doing so.
0% and I had not checked it in at least 4 months.
So the defrag scheduler was working and is one of the + of W7.
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07 Jun 2012   #20
windude99

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
After 20 plus years of Windows OS's if it needed a more thorough defrag it would already do it.
I couldn't have said it any better myself
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