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Windows 7: Best Practices and apps for defrag?

24 Jul 2009   #11

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

defragging a raid 0 I think I understand why you want to leave it alone

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24 Jul 2009   #12


Fragmentation occurs in RAID arrays. Defragmentation is appropriate. Defragmentation, while treated like a religion, is not a church. You don't have to go every week. You only need to go to confession. So, if you torrent, defrag - if you manipulate file locations frequently or have large writes (movies, FLAC, et al), defrag.

The physical disk is the physical disk.
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24 Jul 2009   #13

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

I've found Raxios' PerfectDisk 10 one of the best as well. As long as MS uses NTFS you will need to defrag... Maybe this will change with WFS... It would be totally unnecessary with a Linux type ext system though...
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25 Jul 2009   #14

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
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25 Jul 2009   #15
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

who's the dweeb at the bottom left? - pff, i'm sure he never amounted to anything!
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26 Jul 2009   #16

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

Hmm. I find Auslogics Disk Defrag - Free software downloads and reviews - CNET

To be the best free defrag. Scheduler, SUPER FAST (Defrags 1000 files in less than 5 minuntes)

Recommend to run daily (I defrag all my games so yea)

Oh and you'll love windows 7!
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26 Jul 2009   #17

W7 Pro 64

I ran the W7 defragmenter and had 1% fragmentation. After defragging it showed 0%.
- right afterward I ran Auslogics and it showed 23% fragmentation (it is a bit faster than the W7 tool, but not by much, CPU load is much less and the HDD less noisy). After that it was 11% fragmented
- then I ran Defraggler and it showed 11% defragmentation as well. It uses about the same CPU load as Auslogics and makes little HDD noise as well. It seems to take the msot time defragging for the temporary folders of bittorrent. So the ability to exclude folders is pretty valuable for it. After defragging it still showed 11% fragmentation.
- After that the W7 defragmentation tool still showed 0% fragmentation.

I only had bittorrent on and did some browsing. I'm sure my bit torrent files cause the most fragmentation since the temporary file size constantly grows. So my 11% fragmentation is not bad.

If i had to rank them then I'd prefer Defraggler for its options. auslogics does a similar good job.
I'm a bit disappointed in the built-in defragmentation. Sure it improved over XP and Vista. but it seems to show too little defragmentation.

I'm sure in real life it doesn't matter which one is used as long as one uses it weekly for the installation drive or partition. I think for the data drive or partition a bi-weekly defragmentation is sufficient.
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26 Jul 2009   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

You know, I've had good results with MyDefrag (formerly JkDefrag) for quite a while now. It's light and fast and has a bunch of sorting options.
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26 Jul 2009   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)

I've used Perfect Disk and like it, although it is kind of slow.

Disktrix Defrag Express is pretty slick and fast.

For me, it's between those two.
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