Poll and Discuss Defragmentation Software Updated for 2009
Posted 06 July 2009 - 10:51 AM
i reinstall windows a cpl of times a year anyways.
all my data is stored on a linux server and its just backup.. who cares about defragging it, i dont need speed, it already transfers over 100mbps..
and my desktop just has my games/programs on it, nothing more.
and my desktop is raid0 and server raid6...
Posted 17 February 2010 - 06:14 AM
For normal users I usually recommend Raxco's Perfect Disc and O&O, however, I was disappointed with their latest packages. They're bloated and offer little in terms of efficiency. Also, they suck defragging huge files on really cluttered up hard drives. I used them on a 300GB HDD before and they just gave up on the biggest files. Even worse, they sorted the files in a totally inefficient manner without giving me the option to influence that. Whoever remembers SpeedDisk from Norton Utilities for Win95 knows that this great program already offered personal sort options, so why can't these overpriced, bloated other software packages offer that?
Anyway, Disktrix has no problem with big files on almost filled up hard drives at all. I tested it on a 500GB HDD filled with 1GB+ sized files with a fragmentation degree of 85% and with about 5% of free space. It managed to defrag the hdd completely. Only a single file was left in 2 fragments. After seeing Raxco and O&O giving up on a much easier task, I was pretty impressed.
Furthermore, UD not just allows for personal sort orders, it also allows for special file placement to make use of a hard drives slow and fast parts. This is an essential option that no other defragger that I tried offered. Using this option, I was able to boost the boot up speed of a 6 year old Notebook with WinXP on it from 2 minutes to just 25 seconds (it has a very slow HDD). Add the fact that UD is one of the smallest and sleakest defraggers and you have a great program. It also supports boot time defrag, which is a rare feature and it allows for defragging the MFT, which is even rarer. Afaik, hardly any other tool does that.
Posted 19 February 2010 - 05:44 PM
Personally, then i still just use JkDefrag, as i don't have use for the new functionality and like using cmd parameters instead of inlcuding all the scriptfiles etc.
I preffer JkDefrag ower the built-in XP defragger, because JkDefrag is faster, automatic i.e. defrags all partitions and quits by default, does file-placement and can defrag big files etc.
This post has been edited by Martin H: 19 February 2010 - 05:48 PM
Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:58 AM