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Windows 7: Windows Disk Defragmenter vs defragmentation softwares

18 Sep 2014   #11
DavidE

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With the Windows Defrag Task if a scheduled start is missed the the task will run later when the PC is on.
The Defrag Task only runs when the PC is idle.
If the PC becomes not idle the Defrag will stop, and restart later when the PC is idle.


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18 Sep 2014   #12
mt12345

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
I use and suggest that you try Ausglogics. It is one of the best defraggers. It has an analyze feature that shows how much needs to be defragged. It is suggested to wait until it reaches about 10%
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Auslogics' analyze feature obeys custom rules (eg. skip fragments >100MB)
That's what I miss in Piriform.

Is 'moving system files to beginning of disk' really important? how about disk speedmap? defrag & optimize? smells like snake oil
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18 Sep 2014   #13
mt12345

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
I use Piriform Defraggler because it is a one pass defrag. MS defrag is multi-pass and might require multiple runs.
wouldn't be better to REPLACE ms defrag with piriform's then?
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18 Sep 2014   #14
richc46

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mt12345 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
I use and suggest that you try Ausglogics. It is one of the best defraggers. It has an analyze feature that shows how much needs to be defragged. It is suggested to wait until it reaches about 10%
Disk Defrag - Best Free Defrag Software For Your Hard Drive
Auslogics' analyze feature obeys custom rules (eg. skip fragments >100MB)
That's what I miss in Piriform.

Is 'moving system files to beginning of disk' really important? how about disk speedmap? defrag & optimize? smells like snake oil
What it does is move files so they are in the right place, taking less time for the computer to do its thing.
Not just the system files.
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18 Sep 2014   #15
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mt12345 View Post
wouldn't be better to REPLACE ms defrag with piriform's then?
The choice to replace native utilities is up to each user. I choose to keep native utilities in place and supplement them on an as needed basis with one additional utility.

There are many things to consider with a defrag utility such as the feature set.
Piriform's set includes:
only free space
only folders
only fragmented files
move large files to end of disk (another defrag utility will move them to where it thinks is best)
turn off VSS
skip hibernation and restore points (turns out that the process of defragging might delete restore points - even MS defrag)

I'm sure that other utilities by different publishers provide a rich set as well.

I think I've exhausted my input to this discussion.

Bill
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18 Sep 2014   #16
mt12345

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
I choose to keep native utilities in place and supplement them on an as needed basis with one additional utility.
I guess that's good choice.
@all
thanks for answers!
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