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#1 georgia


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Posted 20 January 2005 - 08:19 PM

I am trying out the above Defrag program, which is a purchase program. I have seen an improvement since I was using the purchase program Executive Softwares Diskkeeper Pro.

However I saw the earlier post on an alternate defrag program and wanted to get comments from any users out there.

Thankyou :thumbsup: Liittle hands changed the Title to Power Disk it should read "Perfect Disk"!!!!!!! :flowers: (Can't turn your back for tricks at this house!!!!)

Edited by georgia, 20 January 2005 - 08:34 PM.

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#2 phawgg


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Posted 20 January 2005 - 08:31 PM

hmmm, I have found defrag was improved when
I partitioned the HD into smaller sections.

Defrag now takes a fraction of the time it once did.

Typically 5 minutes each, or less, when I do it once a week.
Three partitions on a 40GB drive.
Two partitions on a 120GB drive,
using windows defrag.
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

#3 Truth Loves You

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 10:23 PM

hmmm, I have found defrag was improved when
I partitioned the HD into smaller sections...

Three partitions on a 40GB drive.
Two partitions on a 120GB drive,
using windows defrag.

I thought this was a hint but with no followup I'll pick this one up. I, too, suggest partitioning to increase defrag speed, but for different reasons

1 partition for you OS and installed programs
1 partition for your system cache (virtual memory, page file, etc)
1 partition for your temporary internet files
1 partition for your work product (documents and the like) and application settings
1 partition for everything else

YMMV or you may not need as many partitions depending on your sense of organization.

This way you can easily format and reinstall windows without much affecting your application settings, preferences, losing work product etc. It has the added benefit of decreasing defrag time as very few partitions will require frequent defrags.



edit: I'm not particularly fond of powerdisk. That's not to say it's a "bad" application. I prefer, and use, O&) defrag: http://www.oo-software.com/en/products/oodefrag/pro.html

Edited by Truth Loves You, 27 January 2005 - 10:25 PM.

#4 Scarlett


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Posted 28 January 2005 - 06:27 PM

truth loves you ~ 1 partition for your temporary internet files

Why is this neccessary? When one can just delete them or use CCleaner for instance? I'd really like to know. Maybe there is something I do not know. Could be very likely. Lol

Edited by scarlett, 28 January 2005 - 06:30 PM.

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