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Old August 11, 2011, 04:54 AM
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Default Do some defrags defrag better than others?

Do some defrags do a more thorough job than others in terms of arranging things more efficiently on a drive?
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Old August 11, 2011, 05:18 AM
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No, not really.
Defrag really isn't necessarily anymore, OS's are optimized to keep things in the right place now, defrags were only of use back in the windows 98/2000 era.
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Old August 11, 2011, 07:58 AM
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No, not really.
Defrag really isn't necessarily anymore, OS's are optimized to keep things in the right place now, defrags were only of use back in the windows 98/2000 era.
Not true. Pull a large amount of files from a drive and you'll fragment it really quick. My data drives that I remove excess of 4gb of files end up like that badly.

I prefer to use Auslogics disk defrag as I find it works well and quick.
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Old August 11, 2011, 08:15 AM
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I use defraggler which is made by the same people that do ccleaner. It seems to do a good job, certainly better than windows.

That said, should this not be moved to the storage forum?
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Old August 11, 2011, 04:28 PM
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In all honestly I just let Windows do it now. Earlier this year I tried Diskeeper, O&O, MyDefrag (jkdefrag), Defraggle, and a couple of other shareware ones. Wasn't all that impressed. It would take 20-30 DAYS to complete the defrags on my arrays. They offered no real perfomance increase from my testing either.
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Old August 11, 2011, 06:37 PM
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Sorry folks, but we don't take too kindly to drive-by spamming by marketers. Different IPs, but pretty clear in my mind what's going on... OPs will be banned, and are invited to contact admin to with proof of legitimacy (as in, you're not a marketer for a particular defragmenting software) if they wish to be re-instated.

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