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Windows 7: what is disadvantage of defrag??

04 Jun 2012   #1
ningpra

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
what is disadvantage of defrag??

hmm..

what is the disadvantage of disfragmentation?

is there a case where defrag cause to broke files?

what is preferred to use ,3rd party defragger or built in disk defragmenter?


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04 Jun 2012   #2
Hopalong X

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

This pertains to spinner hard drives NOT SSD's.

This is what happens as you write files.> File system fragmentation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is what defrag accomplishes.> Defragmentation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Windows defragger is quite sufficient and should be used.
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04 Jun 2012   #3
Elan

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Let me state it more strongly...

Unless you have an SSD drive, it is very important to use some defrag program. If you don't, your computer will (over time) start slowing down... Eventually you will experience lots of issues...
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04 Jun 2012   #4
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I can't think of a single disadvantage to defragging a Hard Disk Drive. For Windows 7 I say use the built defragger. It is set to run automatically be default anyways so you don't even have to worry about most of the time. On XP and earlier Windows versions I would say use a 3rd party defragger.
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04 Jun 2012   #5
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Windows will defrag with the built-in tool in the background. Prior to having an SSD, I honestly hardly EVER ran a defrag process manually.
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04 Jun 2012   #6
GeneO

Windows 7 64 bit SP1. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot.
 
 

Single disadvantage is that it will, depending on the defragger, slowly eat away at your volume shadow copy (aka system restore space).
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05 Jun 2012   #7
ningpra

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

hmmm

so is there a sign ??
that i need to do a defrag??
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05 Jun 2012   #8
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ningpra View Post
hmmm

so is there a sign ??
that i need to do a defrag??
Not really. Your system performance will degrade so slowly you will not notice it. I find it adequate to defrag once a week. That way it is relatively quick and keeps everything running well. You probably will want to clean out temporary files before you do the defrag.
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06 Jun 2012   #9
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Elan View Post
Let me state it more strongly...

Unless you have an SSD drive, it is very important to use some defrag program. If you don't, your computer will (over time) start slowing down... Eventually you will experience lots of issues...
I agree with the first thing you said. Now, on to the second thing. Yes, your computer will slow down if not defragged, but it won't expierience issues (unless you are talking about performance issues) Freagmentation does not affect the stability of your computer, but it does affect the performance of your computer. I just wanted to clear that up for you
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06 Jun 2012   #10
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

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.
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