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Windows 7: Why is defraging so slow?

13 Sep 2010   #11
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

To defrag the C:, use following command at an elevated command prompt:
Contig -s -q

Now to do that you need to :
1. Download contig.exe
Contig
and
2. Now after unzipping, I suggest moving contig.exe to \windows\system32 to make your life easier.
3. Now go an elevated command prompt.
4. Run following: CONTIG C: -Q -S
The -q says quiet, -s says recurse thru subfolders.


thisi is how I defrag my non-ssd drives.


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13 Sep 2010   #12
imeem

Win 7 & 10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
To defrag the C:, use following command at an elevated command prompt:
Contig -s -q

Now to do that you need to :
1. Download contig.exe
Contig
and
2. Now after unzipping, I suggest moving contig.exe to \windows\system32 to make your life easier.
3. Now go an elevated command prompt.
4. Run following: CONTIG C: -Q -S
The -q says quiet, -s says recurse thru subfolders.


thisi is how I defrag my non-ssd drives.
Why do i need to do that to defrag where i have software to do it?
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13 Sep 2010   #13
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

You don't need it. Have a nice day.
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14 Sep 2010   #14
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imeem View Post
Does any defragger takes advantage of muti core? Also is there any point defragging a USB stick?
No defragging program will make use of multi-core processors. There is no 'processing' that needs to be done, it is pure disk I/O moving. Short of having a top of the line Disk controller (Like Next Generation) and Top of the line hard disks, you will not see an improvement on speed because the limitation is based on Disk Read/Writes. Third party or the default program are limited to just that, Disk I/O ability which is controlled by the disk Controller and the Hard Disk's ability to do that.
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14 Sep 2010   #15
Akpsp

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

My disk have a couple of partitions. It should be safe to dafrag, right?
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14 Sep 2010   #16
v1nc3nttan

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Original
 
 

@imeem:There is no point in defragging a USB stick, it will only make your USB life shorter.
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15 Sep 2010   #17
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by v1nc3nttan View Post
@imeem:There is no point in defragging a USB stick, it will only make your USB life shorter.


how?
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15 Sep 2010   #18
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pacinitaly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by v1nc3nttan View Post
@imeem:There is no point in defragging a USB stick, it will only make your USB life shorter.


how?
Flash memory has only so many read/write cycles before it (theoretically) stops working. Defragging is read/write intensive.
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15 Sep 2010   #19
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pacinitaly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by v1nc3nttan View Post
@imeem:There is no point in defragging a USB stick, it will only make your USB life shorter.


how?
Flash memory has only so many read/write cycles before it (theoretically) stops working. Defragging is read/write intensive.

WOW. thank you.
no more daily defrags for me
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15 Sep 2010   #20
imeem

Win 7 & 10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pacinitaly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by v1nc3nttan View Post
@imeem:There is no point in defragging a USB stick, it will only make your USB life shorter.


how?
Flash memory has only so many read/write cycles before it (theoretically) stops working. Defragging is read/write intensive.
isn't SSD consider as flash memory or something?
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