Best Defragger?

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  1. swimtech

    swimtech Well-Known Member

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    I've used Norton Utilities for years, but have not been happy with it's handling of NTFS (real good for FAT though) since I began running Windows XP. Thanks for the recommendation - I'll give the trial of PerfectDisk a try...
     
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    MIG-31 Old time Member.. Staff Member

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    i have also tried Norton's utilities and always found it needed to defrag at least every day and a half, even though windows inbuilt defragger stated 'you don't need to defragment this drive' message.

    perfect disk is a very good choice for defrag its fast & efficient.
     
  3. swimtech

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    I don't use Norton under FAT the way it says either. I run the Disk Doctor (BTW - not running anything having to do with the Utilities at startup or in the backround) first and view the details for each drive or partition. When it reports 3 to 4 percent fragmentation, then I manually run the defragger and let it optimize the swap file too (permanent).

    I think Norton wants to run way too often left on its own...
     
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    MIG-31 Old time Member.. Staff Member

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    i did in a similar way. but uninstalled it a long time ago. but don't think they are making a util04.

    have you received my pm?
     
  5. tragic

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    I think i have tried them all but i always come back to " VoptXP " for me there is nothing faster out there. Plus you get many options to optimize your pagefile, MFT on NTFS and many other tune up utilities.

    This is always a subject where personal preference comes in but if your wanna take a LOOK

    :)
     
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    Was wondering where to post this...looks like a good thread. I just dumped O&O for perfectdisk...the only complaints I have is lack of eye-candy type gui which O&O had...but no problems or stupid O&O service you have to keep running. Another thing they might add is an "estimated time left" thingie. Other than that, what's really important about perfectdisk is the technology it uses. Go to their website to find out more. It did my new 120GB Seagate - not empty (copied all files from Maxtor) in about 28 minutes. That's quite impressive. Also their offline defrag is unbeatable.
    The only thing that makes me wonder a little is why it puts the MFT reserved space so far from the rest of the files. I guess they know what they're doing...anyway, here's a screenie after a fresh defrag:
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    disk keeper proffesional v8.0 best imho
     
  8. Murdock

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    I will try VOPTXP, but Diskeeper can do the same as u mentioned.
    I'll stick by Diskeeper it has boot defrag i like verry much.
     
  9. BWX

    BWX get out and ride

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    Does perfect disk work with Fat32 partitions? Or does it have to be NTFS?
     
  10. The_Neon_Cowboy

    The_Neon_Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Executive Software Diskeeper 8.0

    is the best out there

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    i can even defrag more than one hdd @ the exact same time


    can set it to defran thwe MFT and your paging file etc...

    does alot of stuff the others cant
     
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  11. swimtech

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    Both, but runs under XP or 2000.
     
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    The newest version is suitable with FAf32 and NTFS, my son told me
     
  14. BWX

    BWX get out and ride

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    I tried perfect disk- it was OK- but I'm gonna try disc keeper 8.0 now.
     
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    I use Diskeeper,but I have known Zardon from way back in his Rage3d days and if he says perfect disk then well maybe I'll give it a try.
     
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    i've personally never used perfect disk... features seem compairable from what i've read on thier site...





    what does perfect disk do that Diskeeper pro 8 doesn't? someone enlighten me ;)
     
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    You didn't read the PDF document?
    I guess the most important thing that I get out of that comparison is the fact that you only have to use 1 pass for perfect defrag...all other defrag programs I've used, after you're "done" defragging you're not really done because if you click defrag again, it'll arrange the files once again...and again...
    With perfectdisk, 1 pass is all it takes.
    When I first started using perfectdisk, the GUI didn't look that impressive vs diskeeper or O&O defrag...but it's the performance that matters...
    I can honestly say that diskeeper *looks* much better than perfectdisk...but that's about it...looks.
    Perfectdisk is just simple, well-organized, and most importantly, does its job well.
     
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    how can i get it?
     
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  20. BWX

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    I only have perfect disc 5- and after I defragged, it rearranged all the files like it should, but it still had fragmented files- almost the same amount as before the defrag. Maybe I'll try a later version- but still, it should have actually gotten rid of the fragments right??? Hmmm, gonna try Disckeeper now- Maybe I just have some perma-frag going on here My poor little 40 gig drive is almost full- 3 partitions, c, e, and a 1gig g, only for swapfile, but the C and e only have about 3 gigs between them free. Maybe that's why they aren't defragging the files all the way. I know windows needs 10% free space just to work- at least that's what it says.
     

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