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Windows 7: Which Defrag programs?

03 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Which Defrag programs?

Evening all just a quick one, I have been reading a lot about defragging HD's and it seems that not many people seem to use the defrag program that comes with windows is it really that bad? I have been loking at defraggler & mydefrag i think they were called just wanted your opinions on these and which one is more user friendly?

thanks again


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03 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 32 bit
I'm using Puran at the moment

Everyone has their own favorites. At the moment I'm using Puran Defrag

It's free for personal use. It has optimizations similar to some in the MyDefrag scripts. Also has many scheduling options, and an idle automatic mode so that you can defrag while downloading or something along those lines.

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03 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 64bit

o right thanks for that mate, why dont people use the built in defragger thats supplied with windows am i missing something bad about it?
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03 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by craney5 View Post
o right thanks for that mate, why dont people use the built in defragger thats supplied with windows am i missing something bad about it?

Win7's defragger doesn't have a visual representation after analysis. It only gives a number...I use Defraggler...The XP Defragger was actually better than win7's.
...Although on my server downstairs I use JKdefrag (ran by cmd)

In other words I like the pretty colours.

But overall it doesn't matter which one you pick, just some organise data differently. Aka the 'optimisation' way.
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03 Mar 2010   #5

windows 7 ultimate x64

this topic always gets people to arguing which one is best i have tried auslogics free one , O&O and diskeeper in the last year or so. i like diskeeper the best of them 3 and am using it now.
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03 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

After testing a few couple of years ago, I came to the conclusion that PerfectDisk was best (for me).
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03 Mar 2010   #7

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

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03 Mar 2010   #8
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64

Auslogics for me, just my personal opinion.
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03 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Another vote for Perfect Disk.

Of all i have tried, i found this one the best choice for my needs.

Although you do need to buy this one.

Many of the programs that are recommended not only defragment, but do file placement as well.

Windows defrag just defragments and stops there. This is why many prefer a program other than Windows built in one.

For Example, With Perfect Disk:
Consolodate (This is the most common method defragmenters use) which defragments, then moves all the files together, to the outside (fastest) part of the disc. so theres no free space. it also helps reduce seek times slightly as all the files are closer together, rather than in different areas of the drive.

Smart palcement : which defrags and the paces the file on outside (fastest part of dics) except instead of just putting them togetgher, it orders them from least modifies to most often modified to resuce future defragmentation.
<<Some programs do this as well, but call it a Modified defragment>>

Defrag only; Defragments Files Leaving them as is.

Many of these programs work very similar. Some have the exact same methods, some more (such as Arrange by folder name/file name)
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03 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

Built-in. You want to spend cash, buy some RAM!
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