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    Titanium Member efc's Avatar
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    Defrag recommendation

    I have been using Auslogs Disk Defrag for some time. It works well. The main reason that I used it was that it is much faster that the Windows build-in defrag.

    Recently I found another free program that is even better. It reminds me of an old-time program called (VOPT) which is still around as version 9+. It is not a free program.

    IObit Smart Defrag 1.02 does a far better job of eliminating scattered packets that remain after most defrag software has finished. It concentrates virtually all of the data at the front of the disk when using the "defrag and optimize" setting.

    This is one of those time that I say, "Trust me and give it a try".

    More info - http://www.iobit.com/iobitsmartdefrag.html#

    Additional download site MajorGeeks - http://www.majorgeeks.com/IObit_SmartDefrag_d5318.html
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    thanks efc,
    ill give that one a try.

    cheers.

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    @ efc: Thanks. I'm glad your head didn't explode.

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    thanks bro....I will give it a go.....

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    New free defragmenter by the people who developed CCleaner:

    http://www.defraggler.com/

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    Thank you very much, EFC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conan View Post
    New free defragmenter by the people who developed CCleaner:

    http://www.defraggler.com/
    LOL, how does this compare to Windows Defrag? Ok, seriously now, has anyone used this new app? Is it rigorous?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cash_site View Post
    LOL, how does this compare to Windows Defrag? Ok, seriously now, has anyone used this new app? Is it rigorous?
    I tried it on my crappy work computer using Windows 2000. Seems to be better than the built in one.

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    A defragger does not have to be very good to be better than a windows defragger. -just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conan View Post
    I tried it on my crappy work computer using Windows 2000. Seems to be better than the built in one.
    Lol, seems to be? or Definitely is? As V said, I hope it performs a lot better... although the feature to be selective of the defrag points sounds good.

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    Techzonez Governor Super Moderator Conan's Avatar
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    I also tried the Smart Defrag, almost identical results with the Defraggler.

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    If you want a good defrag program you should check out Ultimatedefrag, in my opinion its the best. Not only will it arrange everything at the beginning of the partition, you can order which folders/files to be placed at the beginning. For ultimate performance.

    Check out the full details here: http://www.disktrix.com/UDDescription.htm

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    How can you tell how well a defragger defrags?

    - Have a nice day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cash_site View Post
    LOL, how does this compare to Windows Defrag? Ok, seriously now, has anyone used this new app? Is it rigorous?
    I ran SmartDefrag on a fully defraged HD (XP defrager) and SmartDefrag said no fragmented files, moved a couple files around and thats it.

    I've used PerfectDisk for years and went back to the XP defrag, don't notice a difference so XP defrag is ok in my book.

    Quote Originally Posted by veronica View Post
    How can you tell how well a defragger defrags?

    - Have a nice day.
    You can't, other than the Placebo effect, pick the sugar pill that has your favorite color....
    Last edited by FastGame; November 1st, 2008 at 00:56 AM.

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    I used the vista defrager. It took all day. It never finished. It slowed down my PC a little, I think. I now use Auslogics defragger. It finishes in less than 2 minutes.

    When I used XP's defragger, it took 2.5 hours. I used diskeeper and it defragged in about 2 minutes. It acted like it moved every file. It found fragmentation that XP's missed.

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