Poll and Discuss Defragmentation Software Updated for 2009
Posted 03 February 2009 - 03:00 PM
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Posted 03 February 2009 - 03:28 PM
Posted 12 March 2009 - 10:12 AM
In basic theory it should definitely help with reads scattered over a disc, since the header has to physically move between tracks; the whole process of which creates an access time. Then hopefully all the data is contiguous on that track so it doesn't have to go through the expensive process again. This doesn't pertain to SSD drives where the access time is virtually wirespeed and uniform.
These days it matters less with discs being generally faster, thus reduced latency, and having better seek logic such as NCQ. Also memory is relatively cheap, and Operating Systems like Vista have SuperFetch, so we need to access the disk less often.
Posted 16 March 2009 - 04:54 AM
This post has been edited by Zenskas: 16 March 2009 - 04:56 AM
Posted 16 March 2009 - 07:02 AM
:Low Level Defrag
:Defrag Free Space
No Page File Defrag
No Boot Defrag
No Registry Defrag
The fact that it is freeware, it makes up for all the cons. Besides it is more than sufficient for the average user!
Best paid defragmenter = Diskeeper
This post has been edited by alrichdesa: 16 March 2009 - 07:14 AM
Posted 18 April 2009 - 11:53 AM
I don't need a fancy interface, and I personally trust Jeroen. His forum speaks a thousand words of pure wisdom regarding Windows and harddisk usage. Last but not least, it's not so tough on SSD either.