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Windows 7: Windows 7 defrag vs Diskeeper

26 Sep 2009   #1

Winows 7 Pro, 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 defrag vs Diskeeper

I have been a user of diskeeper for some time, on XP and on Windows 7 since I installed build 7100 RC. Just found out today that win 7 has a built in defrag that is running also.
Does it make sense to run both? Any one experience a reason that one is better than the other?


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26 Sep 2009   #2

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's funny you bring this up today because I was just taking a closer look at my Diskeeper 2009. I've had it since XP, and now running it 64bit in Windows 7 and I have to say I don't think I am going to continue using it.

I have it set to Auto so it defrags in the background, one of their claims to fame is how it only works when the system is idle, and uses such negligible resources to run, and I will give it that as it accomplishes this part well, but I don't think it has ever done a good job keeping the drives defragmented 'automatically'.

The point of 'auto' is to set and forget it, but occasionally when I do a manual 'analyze' it tells me the drive is defragmented and performance is 'degraded'

So I ask myself whats the point? I'm sure that windows defrag can do just as good a job or better when defragging manually.

edit: I just noticed in your post you state that the built in defrag runs automatically as well. I did not know this and am curious if this is true. If it were than I have serious issues knowing that 2 programs running in conjunction cannot keep my drives defragmented!
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26 Sep 2009   #3

 

May not be true in Windows 7, but in XP, Windows Defrag is Diskeeper Lite (basically).

The basic advantage to third-party defrag apps is the ability to resize the MFT easily and defrag page files, and to run at boot-time when there are no locked files. MFT files can be resized in the registry. If you have a dynamic, Windows managed page file, there is no fragmentation except under an extreme condition - and a defragger won't help you there.

Defraggers carved a market niche when there was a more valid need for them.

Shooters, you may commence firing.
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26 Sep 2009   #4

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Ready on the left...

If Microsoft would adopt a modern FS, defragmenting would be a thing of the past. I had hopes with WINfs, but no joy... Linux really has the best FS with the ext file system... ext4 is flaming fast...
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26 Sep 2009   #5

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

i use defraggler once in a month.
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26 Sep 2009   #6

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Anyone have any good experiences with something that is 'Automatic'
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26 Sep 2009   #7
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Microsoft Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A320 View Post
Anyone have any good experiences with something that is 'Automatic'
I have been using this one for about three weeks now. It's free and has good reviews.Auslogics Disk Defrag Freeware download and review - disk defragmentation tool from SnapFiles
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26 Sep 2009   #8

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Interesting,

I have removed Diskeeper 2009 and I just purchased and installed o&o defrag 12. Windows Defrag tells me my OS partition is 4% defragmented while 0&0 immediately after told me it's over 8%.

Alright who's lying...
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26 Sep 2009   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A320 View Post
Interesting,

I have removed Diskeeper 2009 and I just purchased and installed o&o defrag 12. Windows Defrag tells me my OS partition is 4% defragmented while 0&0 immediately after told me it's over 8%.

Alright who's lying...
Who's selling?

Neither is lying, per se. You are not privy to the calculation.
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26 Sep 2009   #10

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

"I hwas onlee keeding wit u Frank"!

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