Posted 23 October 2008 - 09:45 PM
I have a Dell PC, XP-3 OS on which I installed SmartDefrag 1.01 (I think that is the version...it is the one after the original release).
This software has a feature AutoDefrag that will defrag the HD after the conputer has been idol for a short period of time. This feature works well for this Dell laptop.
I installed this software on another laptop, same configuration, Os, etc, but the autodefrag does NOT work. The only difference I see in the two computers is that on the one on which AutoDefrag words, the Disk usage is close to 0% when the computer is idle. On the other laptop (on which autodefrag does not work, the idle usage of the Disk is around 43%.
I have no idea what the disk is doing 43% of the time when idle. This is true even when I terminate all programs.
I suspect the reason why autodefrag doesn't work is because the computer is never really idle, with the disk still spinning constantly.