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How long should defrag take??


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#1 Ascension

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 04:52 PM

My defrag has been running for 15 hours and counting...... It is a 2tb drive. Seems way too long...

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 04:57 PM

It varies depending on the size of the drive and how fast the drive is.

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 04:58 PM

it's 2tb 7200 rpm.

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 05:07 PM

I never have defragged a 2TB Drive before, but if my experiences with large drives is correct it take a while.

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 07:52 AM

The vista defragger is indeed very slow and 2 TB is a lot of drive to defrag; That said, I never understood MS's rationale for such a slow defrag..can't be too good for the drive to work continuously for so long?

If you want faster defrags, there is no option but to opt for a third party defrag utility; there are several but the best ones such as Diskeeper 2010 are not free. They do have free trial versions that work for about a month, so that might help in your case.

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 08:16 AM

Auslogics is a free one I've been using for years.
Pretty quick on larger drives but don't know about 2GBs

http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/ :huh:
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