Disk defragmentation ! ! !

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  1. ax3

    ax3 Cool as a CUCUMBAR ! ! !

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    i use default windows defrag tool which takes lot of time 2 perform its task ......


    any other freeware option (software) ?


    which 1 do u use & is it speedy enough ?
     
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    Try Diskeeper 2007,it improves overall system performance.
     
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    Default windows defragmenter is slow and resource hug. Diskeeper is very popular defragmenter. But it is a paid version. You can download 30 day trail pack from here. Diskeeper 2007

    After that what? No problems, here is a link for free Download of Auslogics disk defragmenter. It is a popular one and totally free!

    Auslogics Disk Defrag 1.0.3
     
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    Diskeeper 2007 ....... is it provided in any digit cd ....
     
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    no matter what tool u use to do a proper defrag in FAT file system it will take a lot of time...

    if u r in Windows 2000 or XP or Vista ... make sure u r in NTFS file system... here it will take a lot less with Windows Default tool... :)
     
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    NTFS is definately faster and you also get added security fetures.
    Using the default windows defrag tool I can defrag my 80gb NTFS drive in bout 15~20 mins but earlier [when it was in the FAT file system] it used to take roughly 1.5~2hrs.
     
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    that sums it up...

    also one more thing... If u defrag a Drive with 0 files in it... it will be faster... but while u r defraging a drive with 90% full... well it will take more....
     
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    Raxco's PerfectDisk is the best defrag software out there, but it's a paid software. Give it a try.

    If you're looking for a free option only, then stick to the defrag utility that comes by default in win xp, it's also okay.
     
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    @piyush619, what does Tune-Up Utilites has to do with Defragmentation.

    it has only "Registry Defragmenter" & not file defragmenter.
     
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    defragging in safe mode with the windows defragger can also reduce time...
     
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    Try using Auslogics Disk Defrag or diskeeper(may its available at softpedia.com)
     
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    Whenever I defrag my drivwe with NTFS, it hardly takes 5 minutes. I am running winxp pro sp2
     
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    5 minutes is too low to believe! May I know the frequency of defragmentation? How often you do it?
    I doubt that Defragmentation is not 100% successful.
     
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    & how often it should b done ?

    as i do it after 7-8 months .......
     
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    I use defrag in XP and it takes only 2-4 minutes. May be because I do it frequently. I also occasionally use Sys Mechanic for the same purpose.
     
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    @ax3, it depends on the way you use your PC.

    If you do lot of Video Editing, Game Modding, Creation/copying of Files..., then you may have to Defragment Frequently.

    Just stick to what The DEFAULT MS Defragmenter advices, whether the drive needs Defragmentation. (for this select the drive & press "Analyze")
     
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    one more thing i have noticed while defragmenting if a AVS auto scanner is on.. its takes more time.. while if u turn of the Auto file scanner of running AVS it takes lot less... both with FAT and NTFS file system...
     
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    At least twice a week. You should see experience my PC, then you will agree with me that I have maintained very well
     
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