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Windows 7: Windows 7 defrag vs Diskeeper


14 Oct 2009   #31

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ProXic View Post
O&O is one of the few companies that allows free upgrades (not just updates) for their software.
To be fair, this policy of theirs was just enacted sometime these past few months and to qualify for free upgrades, one has to have purchased the prior version within the grace period (each product has its own grace period):

O&O Software - Grace Period Upgrade

I had purchased their DiskImage v3.x software in June and literally two weeks later they announced the release of v4.x. When I emailed them about qualifying for a free upgrade given the small window between the two events, they denied my request.

It wasn't until early October that I spotted their change of heart policy and again asked about my experience. At that point they did grant me a free upgrade.


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14 Oct 2009   #32

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey Beech is the V35 a T-Tail model?
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14 Oct 2009   #33

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I've been hearing alot of good reviews about diskeeper.

I used Defraggler since beta and have no problems with it. It free at least.
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14 Oct 2009   #34

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A320 View Post
Hey Beech is the V35 a T-Tail model?
No, the V35 is a V-tail:

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14 Oct 2009   #35

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I can't believe I said T-Tail I meant V-Tail. Never did get to fly one of those, always wanted to see how that tail handled.
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27 Nov 2009   #36

XP64
 
 

My wife just bought a Core2 Duo-based laptop with 4GB of memory and Windows 7 Home Premium. So far, I don't know "7" at all, having reinstalled XP on my machines after trying Vista and not yet having tried 7. (Anybody want to buy a legit copy of Vista Ultimate cheap? Never broke the seal on the 32-bit disk.)

How do you manually defrag 7?

I've enjoyed Diskeeper for years. I use Version 10 Premium and, early this week, added DK's new automatic continuous defragmentation. I'm not sure yet how well it works, but it seems to be doing the job. Nevertheless, I've also defragged free space with PC Magazine's Defrag-A-File utility since installing the DK add-on. When I manually defrag with Diskeeper immediately after running D-A-F, the map shows much more complete defragmentation--continuous blue bars. (I also put folders together and defrag the MFT and paging files with boot-time defrag.

Will this strategy work with 7?

Why so much attention to defragmentation? I read, and experts tell me, that SSDs don't need defragmentation. Hmm. My boot drive is an Areca RAID0 of four Mtron 7000s, yet it benefits from frequent defrags to make Photoshop, AutoCAD, and--especially--Dragon NaturallySpeaking perform at their best. Immediately after resorting the RAID0 disk, they fairly sing.

I've tried utilities that defrag just the apps' own program and user files. That helps, but I get noticeable boosts after wholesale defragmentation of the entire system disk. I suspect files in Windows that I don't know about--files over and above the Program files for those applications and for their Documents and Settings files (user files) must benefit too.

Would expansion of DNS user files folders contribute? They grow fast when you keep adding vocabulary.
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28 Nov 2009   #37

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

I've used Perfect Disk, the native Windows 7 utility, and O&O and my favorite by far is O&O. As was mentioned by someone else above, it is very light on system resources while it does its thing, automatically, in the background. And it seems to do a good job of optimizing file placment on the disk, not just defragmenting.
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07 Jun 2010   #38

Windows 7
 
 
Diskeeper Versus Windows 7 Defrag

Diskeeper now prevents up to 85% of file fragmentation before it happens... thats the nutts and bolts of it... furthermore it has the smarts to monitor system resources and automatically defrag when idle resources are available... this means zero resource overheads / zero impact on the system!

The benefits are key to making the decision
  • Reduced Power Consumption (approx 12.4%)
  • Back-up windows massively reduced. Ours dropped from 12 hours to only 4!
  • Anti-virus scans run up to 50% faster
  • Reduced drive wear (less head movement thanks to continguous files)
  • Extend the life of the hardware by up too 3 years!
I dont understand why anyone would questions it! It works!

Heck Diskeeper is even recommended by Microsoft
This includes Virtualization platforms - DK is a Microsoft Virtualization Partner

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27 Jul 2010   #39

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
notice a performance drop letting Diskeeper expire?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tonesm View Post
Diskeeper now prevents up to 85% of file fragmentation before it happens... thats the nutts and bolts of it... furthermore it has the smarts to monitor system resources and automatically defrag when idle resources are available... this means zero resource overheads / zero impact on the system!

The benefits are key to making the decision
  • Reduced Power Consumption (approx 12.4%)
  • Back-up windows massively reduced. Ours dropped from 12 hours to only 4!
  • Anti-virus scans run up to 50% faster
  • Reduced drive wear (less head movement thanks to continguous files)
  • Extend the life of the hardware by up too 3 years!
I dont understand why anyone would questions it! It works!

Heck Diskeeper is even recommended by Microsoft
This includes Virtualization platforms - DK is a Microsoft Virtualization Partner
I've used Diskeeper for at least 6 years, from XP to 7, and it's worked so well that from time to time maybe a few times a year I've checked in on it just to see if it was still installed. Disks were always perfect in DK's UI, but it seems like a new age is upon us as reactive defrag is caveman computing. It's been replaced with a proactive AI that evolves along with the user to minimize latency and disk stress, but where is the benchmarking? Who is going to notice a difference in performance with a proactive defragger? An older system that needs as much help as it can get? What about a brand new gaming rig? What about a PC that is left on 24/7?

Regarding the quoted post, where did those numbers come from? The linked Microsoft recommendation is pre Windows 7.
-John
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23 Mar 2012   #40

win 7 home 64bit
 
 

Has anyone tried Puran?
I read that all the other 3rd party defrag programs destroy your restore points, but this one doesn't, is this the case?
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