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Windows 7: Auslogics Defrag vs Win7 built-in Defrag?


25 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Auslogics Defrag vs Win7 built-in Defrag?

Auslogic's Disk Defrag is a free utility. Does anyone know how it compares to Win 7's built in defrag utility? Is it worth downloading over what's already there?


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25 Dec 2009   #2

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trale View Post
Auslogic's Disk Defrag is a free utility. Does anyone know how it compares to Win 7's built in defrag utility? Is it worth downloading over what's already there?
CNET gave it 5 Stars, so it must be at least better than Windows 7's defrag. Most 3rd-Party Defraggers are. If you want the link to the CNET review it's here

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25 Dec 2009   #3

Windows XP, Vista & Windows 7 - Leopard & Snow Leopard
 
 

For all the difference that third party defrager`s make it`s not worth it, Windows 7 does a good enough job for the vast majority of users, more options for Windows defrag can be found easily at the command prompt;

defrag

/A Perform analysis on the specified volumes.
/C Perform the operation on all volumes.
/E Perform the operation on all volumes except those specified.
/H Run the operation at normal priority (default is low).
/M Run the operation on each volume in parallel in the background.
/T Track an operation already in progress on the specified volume.
/U Print the progress of the operation on the screen.
/V Print verbose output containing the fragmentation statistics.
/X Perform free space consolidation on the specified volumes.

Windows 7 still accepts these Vista switches.
/R Performs partial defragmentation (default). Attempts to consolidate only fragments smaller than 64 megabytes (MB).
/W Performs full defragmentation. Attempts to consolidate all file fragments, regardless of their size.
/F Forces defragmentation of the volume when free space is low.

example; defrag C: /V /W

Personally speaking the need for third party solutions with 7 is just a myth, they may improve some aspects of the drive performance, or worse conflict with Windows own routines, and any performance increase will be imperceptible to the average user on a standalone machine.

Differing algorithms just give varying results this is why you will always see more fragmentation when using third party solutions. A whole industry has grown up around this subject, and let`s face it if they all reported that Windows was now doing a good enough job it would hardly be in their best interests.
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25 Dec 2009   #4

XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I like Diskeeper 2010 for defragging. it's not free, but has a number of useful features not available in the win defragger or the free utilities. Most useful is the fragmentation prevention feature which cuts down on most of the fragmentation from occurring.

Auslogics IMO is no better than the win defragger since it has no system files defrag capability, no VSS support, no boot-time defrag etc.
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24 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Auslogics Disk Defragger

Is Auslogics Disk Defrag 64-bit Windows 7 compatible? They and their reviewers never come right out and state that. All that they state is Windows 7 compatible. Could they be like Revo Uninstaller which uninstalls 32-bit Vista and Windows 7 with its free uninstaller but charges you $40 (USD) to uninstall programs for 64-bit Vista and Windows 7?
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24 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I run it here with no problems so far.
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24 May 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Auslogics, like CCleaner, is the industry leading, state-of-the-art app for its purpose.

I have used CCleaner's "Run Cleaner" and Registry tab, followed by Auslogics Disk and Registry defragger on hundreds of installs for over ten years without a hiccup.

Running all 3 of them monthly will keep your HD perfectly clean and ordered.
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24 May 2010   #8

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64
 
 

I run UltraDefrag which is a very powerful, full featured, free, open-source app you can find at SourceForge. For one thing, not that you may desire it, it is able to defrag windows locked (system) files: most online, the page file offline.

Worth a peek, I think.

Monk
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24 May 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Auslogic's Disk Defrag has been solid for me... worth the test drive... GL
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26 May 2010   #10

Windows 7 64x
 
 

Auslogics Defrag and Defraggler both work nicely.
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