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#1 mikelivia

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 11:31 PM

Hi, Ive heard the Disk Defragmenter that comes with windows isnt very good and skips over alot of big files. So my question is are they any good Defragers that I could download and use to defrag my whole drive and pick and chose files themselves? Thanks

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 12:48 AM

Hello:

Read through this topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/61482/defragmenters/ As you go through the topic, you will find discussion about how different defragmentation programs work.

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 01:19 AM

I use Diskeeper Pro Premier running the set it and forget it mode.

here is a link to Executive Softwares website:

http://www.diskeeper.com/diskeeper/home/diskeeper.asp

Here is the results of an analysis of the Main drive of the computer that I am using right now, with automatic defragmentation turned on

Job Report
Volume NO_NAME (C:):

Findings and Recommendations
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Diskeeper has completed analysis of this volume and found 4
fragmented files and/or directories and 20 excess fragments.

The average number of fragments per file is 1.00.

Little or no fragmentation detected on this volume. You
should keep Automatic Defragmentation turned on full time
to maintain maximum performance.


Health
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Healthy

The overall health of volume C: is not currently affected
by fragmentation due to the low level of fragmentation.

There are no volume health issues related to fragmentation.


Access Time
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Time to read fragmented files on volume C

Current read time: 30 seconds

Optimum read time: 30 seconds

0% improvement



Time to read all files on volume C

Current read time: 6 minutes

Optimum read time: 6 minutes

0% improvement


Statistics
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Volume Files
Volume size = 26,263 MB
Cluster size = 4 KB
Used space = 12,822 MB
Free space = 13,440 MB
Percent free space = 51 %

Fragmentation percentage
Volume fragmentation = 5 %
Data fragmentation = 10 %

Directory fragmentation
Total directories = 4,442
Fragmented directories = 0
Excess directory fragments = 0

File fragmentation
Total files = 40,469
Average file size = 317 KB
Total fragmented files = 4
Total excess fragments = 20
Average fragments per file = 1.00
Files with performance loss = 0

Paging file fragmentation
Paging/Swap file size = 1,537 MB
Total fragments = 2

Master File Table (MFT) fragmentation
Total MFT size = 217 MB
MFT records In Use = 45,034
Percent MFT in use = 20 %
Total MFT fragments = 1


Most Fragmented Files
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Fragments File size Most fragmented files
9 404 KB \Program Files\BOINC\
client_state.xml
9 404 KB \Program Files\BOINC\
client_state_prev.xml
1 4,410 bytes \Program Files\BOINC\slots\1\
stderr.txt
1 1,536 MB \pagefile.sys


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Posted 01 January 2007 - 11:02 AM

WinXP's defrag works just fine when used in Safe Mode. I have never had an issue with it. I use FAT32 and defrag once every one or two months. You should always run a Disk Check first then boot to Safe Mode and run Disk Cleanup then defrag.
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Posted 01 January 2007 - 02:48 PM

With today's fast hard drives, defrag isn't helping that much if the computer is slow. Windows Defrag works fine if you do it on a regular basis. If you really want to squeeze more speed out of your machine, defrag can help, but not that much. Try up the memory. Nothing beats a fresh install of WinXP in my experience.

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 08:06 PM

Ok guys Thanks for all the quick responses it is appreciated.

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 11:41 AM

I use Diskeeper 10 Pro Premier. It defrages in about 5 min. 300 gig including free space. I do it often because it's so quick

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 09:16 PM

I use Diskeeper 10 Pro Premier. It defrages in about 5 min. 300 gig including free space. I do it often because it's so quick


With WinXP you shouldn't need to continuously defrag the drive, even using FAT32.
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Posted 07 January 2007 - 12:26 AM

That is why I use the set it and forget option. Diskeeper handles the defragmentation when I ran the analysis that I showed earlier, that was the first time that I had opened diskeeper in the last four months. This computer Runs 24/7, for three distributed computing projects.
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