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which software to use to defragment my harddrive?

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January 8, 2007 1:24:37 AM

Hi everyone, i just wanted to know if anyone in here can recommend a very good software that does a good job at defragmenting my harddrive. I know i can use the windows defragment software but i feel that doesn't do a very good job. thank you all for the reply.
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January 8, 2007 2:03:36 AM

I've had lotsa of success with Diskeeper. I recommend it.

Good luck!
January 8, 2007 2:07:51 AM

Quote:
I've had lotsa of success with Diskeeper. I recommend it.

Good luck!

Good choice.


I aslo use Partition Magic 8 does the job very well. :D 
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January 8, 2007 2:07:55 AM

I have a software program called "Fix-it Utilities" . It uses something called "JetDefrag" that i have used on my Windows XP Pro and it does a good job. It also does several other things to help your programs run faster. I have no complaints. Here is a link to their website :arrow: http://www.v-com.com/product/Fix-It_Utilities_Home.html.... Hope that helps you.
January 8, 2007 2:20:39 AM

Raxco's Perfect Disk is the best.
January 8, 2007 6:33:26 AM

Are there no good free defragmenting programs :(  ?
January 8, 2007 7:05:14 AM

You'll have to pay for it (although there is a free trial available) but I use O&O Defrag and it is absolutely superb. Well worth, for me anyway, the price you pay for it.
January 8, 2007 1:05:04 PM

This is weird, i downloaded diskeeper the trail version, and i ran it on all my partitions and now i have a problem. every time i access the start menu and go to programs, it takes a while until it shows the program list. The HDD light just steays led for while, and when its turns off, then the program list comes up. Now before i had diskeeper i never had this problem. Have you every ran into this problem before?
January 8, 2007 4:35:55 PM

I tried most and settled on perfect disc.

I defrag maybe once a month.
January 9, 2007 8:45:27 AM

Diskeeper core is basically what WINXP uses as its stock defrag utility.
January 9, 2007 9:56:57 AM

the core XP uses is absolutly not the same as diskeeper! 8O

if under the hood they are the same, why should they even bother selling their own product?
the XP core is just the basic, minimum requerements to defragment.
January 9, 2007 10:06:21 AM

From what I read a while ago - windows defrag tool is a stripped version of diskeeper. same algorithms at least.

And now, to put some weight into my argument:

"The bundled defragmenter for the Windows XP operating system is a stripped-down, early version of Diskeeper."

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diskeeper
January 9, 2007 10:46:08 AM

Quote:
From what I read a while ago - windows defrag tool is a stripped version of diskeeper. same algorithms at least.

And now, to put some weight into my argument:

"The bundled defragmenter for the Windows XP operating system is a stripped-down, early version of Diskeeper."

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diskeeper


http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;130539

you are right, to some point, de XP defragger is was made executive;
but it is actually diskeeper 4.0 completely stripped down, diskeeper current version is 9.0 so, there is a big difference; by performance and defrag engine.
use google to search for it!
January 9, 2007 10:54:52 AM

wow. you've certainly done your homework )). I retreat.

Anyway, the only thing that pissed me off in the built-in defragmenter - was its inability to defrar 2 or more drives at once, unlike Diskeeper
January 9, 2007 12:01:10 PM

I've had a lot of good results with Diskkeeper
January 9, 2007 1:04:04 PM

SYSINTERNALS had two tools that I loved.
The free one is still available here..........

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/FileAndDi...
spx

The second one - Defrag Manager - one of the best now appears gone that MS has bought SYSINTERNALS and MS is now giving this to the old "Defrag Manager Customers".

http://www.raxco.com/products/for_the_consumer.cfm

You may be able to find the old "Defrag Manager" cheap someplace. It was the best and its not too old.
January 9, 2007 1:45:46 PM

I use diskeeper on 2 different OS platforms(Open VMS and Windows). I never have to think about it. It is very intelligent and does a good job of organizing your files when your computer is idle. I hardly ever see it run (computers stay on 25x7) but when I pull it up to check on things the hard drive is defragged. In the many years of using this program I have never had to call tech support with a problem.
January 9, 2007 10:24:20 PM

Quote:
SYSINTERNALS had two tools that I loved.
The free one is still available here..........

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/FileAndDi...
spx

The second one - Defrag Manager - one of the best now appears gone that MS has bought SYSINTERNALS and MS is now giving this to the old "Defrag Manager Customers".

http://www.raxco.com/products/for_the_consumer.cfm

You may be able to find the old "Defrag Manager" cheap someplace. It was the best and its not too old.


The first link is dead =/
January 10, 2007 3:19:42 AM

Another Vote for DiscKeeper and Partition Magic. both worked excellent.

I think acronis has there own and it's pretty good 2.
January 10, 2007 8:18:28 AM

Norton Utilities Speed Disk rulz!

disk keeper killed my mbr....
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