Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 17

Thread: Defragmenting Software

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    492
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Defragmenting Software

    Hey all,

    Jus did a fresh install of windows, i had a virus called...jolly something and avast couldn't do anything about it as it corrupted my c drive.

    Anyway, what defragmenting software is good? i've been using Executive Software Diskeeper, and just wondering if there are any better alternatives?

    Thanks
    | Intel 6400 | 2x1GB Corsair | Abit ab9 | 8800gt | Tagan 480w Psu | Xfi extreme music | Antec P182 | Dell 2007fpw|

  2. #2
    Zoom-Zoom
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Mistley, Nr Colchester Essex
    Posts
    771
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked
    2 times in 2 posts
    I got on well with the O&O solution. $44 I think. I found it better than disk keeper

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Chester (ex-pat!)
    Posts
    543
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    56 times in 53 posts
    • TheReaFireblade's system
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core2Duo T9300 @ 2.50GHz
      • Memory:
      • 4GB Patriot Signature PC-5400 @ 667MHz
      • Storage:
      • 400GB (2x 200GB) in RAID 0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Dual 512MB Nvidia 8800GTX in SLi + PCI Ageia PhysX Card
      • PSU:
      • 230W
      • Case:
      • Dell INspiron XPS M1730 Smoke Grey Magnesium Alloy Chassis
      • Monitor(s):
      • 17" UltraSharp WUXGA Widescreen TFT (1920 x 1200) + 24" FP241WZ
      • Internet:
      • (Up to) 24Mb ADSL (Be Unlimited)

    Thumbs up

    Raxco's PerfectDisk is widely considered to be the best defragmenter available

    Too bad I only found out about myself, long after I'd already purchased Diskeeper

  4. #4
    Seething Cauldron of Hatred TheAnimus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    17,147
    Thanks
    798
    Thanked
    2,151 times in 1,407 posts
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

  5. #5
    Lovely chap dangel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Cambridge, UK
    Posts
    8,385
    Thanks
    407
    Thanked
    449 times in 331 posts
    • dangel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • See My Sig
      • CPU:
      • See My Sig
      • Memory:
      • See My Sig
      • Storage:
      • See My Sig
      • Graphics card(s):
      • See My Sig
      • PSU:
      • See My Sig
      • Case:
      • See My Sig
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • See My Sig
      • Internet:
      • 60mbit Sky LLU
    Perfect Disk..
    System 001: Maximus VII Formula, 4790k i7, RTX 2080ti FE (incoming), 16GIG Corsair Vengence DDR3 RAM CL9, Corsair HX1000, ROG SWIFT PG278Q , SSDs, Antec 1200 case, All watercooled. [main]
    System 002: A8 3850 APU, ASUS uATX FM1A75 MB, 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3, Corsair psu, OCZ Agility 3, 1TB F3, Dell 2001FP 20" LCD, £7's worth of 5.1 speakers (they rock) Windows 7 x64[wife/server]
    System 003: AsRock MB, APU, 8 GIG Corsair, Silverstone HTPC case, stock cooler, GT220 1gbDDR3, WD Green 3TB, Kingston 40gb SSD, MCE Remote, Panasonic 50" LCD (87BDX) via HDMI Windows 8.1.1 (32) [media centre]
    System 004: Asus UL50AT Intel Core 2 Duo,4GB, Intel Gen 2 80GB SSD, Win 8.1.1 x64 [no justification]
    System 005: HP Proliant N40L Microserver, 4x2TB drives, fan mod, Pico PSU mod, Win7 x86 [file server]
    System 006: Dell Optiplex 9010, i7, 8gb, 128gb Samsung 830 x 2 (boot and VM drive), 1TB WD HDD, ATI something, Windows 8.1.1 x64 RTM [work]


  6. #6
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Have you been using the full version of Diskeeper? It has great scheduling features and it doesn't hog system resources. Nice utility to run in the background on a daily basis.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Tobeman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    IN YOUR FRIDGE, AWPIN' YOUR NOOBS
    Posts
    1,823
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked
    11 times in 11 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by TheReaFireblade
    Raxco's PerfectDisk is widely considered to be the best defragmenter available
    QFT

  8. #8
    Drop it like it's hot Howard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Surrey, South East
    Posts
    11,731
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked
    42 times in 39 posts
    • Howard's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5B
      • CPU:
      • Core2Duo E6420 2.13GHz
      • Memory:
      • 2x1gb OCZ DDR2 6400
      • Storage:
      • 250GB & 500GB Seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Inno3d iChill 7900GS
      • PSU:
      • Antec SmartPower 500W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Elite 330
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2x AG Neovo F419
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 20mbit
    What's wrong with the Windows one...?
    Home cinema: Toshiba 42XV555DB Full HD LCD | Onkyo TX-SR705 | NAD C352 | Monitor Audio Bronze B2 | Monitor Audio Bronze C | Monitor Audio Bronze BFX | Yamaha NSC120 | BK Monolith sub | Toshiba HD-EP35 HD-DVD | Samsung BD-P1400 BluRay Player | Pioneer DV-575 | Squeezebox3 | Virgin Media V+ Box
    PC: Asus P5B | Core2duo 2.13GHz | 2GB DDR2 PC6400 | Inno3d iChill 7900GS | Auzentech X-Plosion 7.1 | 250GB | 500GB | NEC DVDRW | Dual AG Neovo 19"
    HTPC: | Core2Duo E6420 2.13GHz | 2GB DDR2 | 250GBx2 | Radeon X1300 | Terratec Aureon 7.1 | Windows MCE 2005
    Laptop: 1.5GHz Centrino | 512MB | 60GB | 15" Wide TFT | Wifi | DVDRW


  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Hull
    Posts
    391
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked
    11 times in 9 posts
    • Professor Frink's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P6X58D-E
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 950
      • Memory:
      • 3x2GB Corsair Dominator GT, DDR3 PC3-14900 (1866)
      • Storage:
      • 60GB SSD OCZ Technology Vertex 2E
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II/OC 1GB
      • PSU:
      • 620W Enermax Liberty ELT620AWT
      • Case:
      • Antec 1200
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 24 Dell 2408WFP
    Quote Originally Posted by Howard
    What's wrong with the Windows one...?
    It stinks. I would vote for O&O Defrag as the best.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    1,469
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked
    61 times in 58 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Frink
    I would vote for O&O Defrag as the best.
    Been using this recently too & it's spot on - even has an X64 version, which is nice.

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Hull
    Posts
    391
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked
    11 times in 9 posts
    • Professor Frink's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P6X58D-E
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 950
      • Memory:
      • 3x2GB Corsair Dominator GT, DDR3 PC3-14900 (1866)
      • Storage:
      • 60GB SSD OCZ Technology Vertex 2E
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II/OC 1GB
      • PSU:
      • 620W Enermax Liberty ELT620AWT
      • Case:
      • Antec 1200
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 24 Dell 2408WFP
    How often do people do defrags of their hard drives? I've got really forgetful lately but I try and do one a week.

  12. #12
    I need a coffee jamena's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,065
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked
    3 times in 3 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Frink
    How often do people do defrags of their hard drives? I've got really forgetful lately but I try and do one a week.
    maybe once every few months when I'm bored or have recently been installing and uninstalling lots of programs. My hard drives seem to stay relatively unfragmented for the most part...

  13. #13
    Real Ultimate Power! Grey M@a's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Newcastle
    Posts
    4,625
    Thanks
    52
    Thanked
    156 times in 139 posts
    • Grey M@a's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 7
      • CPU:
      • i7 4790K (With H100i cooling)
      • Memory:
      • Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB DDR3 (2 x 8GB)
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 840 Pro 128GB SSD, 1TB Cavier Black WD HD, 4TB Cavier Black WD HD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI R9 390X Gaming Edition 8GB
      • PSU:
      • SuperFlower Leadex GOLD 850W Fully Modular
      • Case:
      • Corsair 650D
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 24" LG 24GM77-B 144Hz
      • Internet:
      • 100MB Virgin Media Cable
    Thanks for pointing out PerfectDisk on here. I was using Disk Keeper, tried the demo of PerfectDisk and boy are they not kidding about doing a better job of it

  14. #14
    Time for Walkies... Atomic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Norfolk, UK
    Posts
    1,959
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Capt Doufos
    I got on well with the O&O solution.
    O&O Professinal. Site licensed at work so applies to my home PC aswell

  15. #15
    Senior Member oshta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Uttoxeter
    Posts
    1,405
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    I use O&O Pro, seams to work fine for what i use it for.

    Also, i was wondering if there a defrag program that an put the files down grouped in there respective folders. (a bit like O&O can do them in order of name/modifyed/access)
    - Just for my iRiver, becuase i bascaly always play though a whole folder, in order.


    Daniel

  16. #16
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    TBI
    Posts
    35
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    O&Os scheduling is useful too. you can set it up to defrag every night, after you go to bed, so it doesn't get in the way, or when you're at work, or run it in the background (doesn't seem to chew up too much in teh way of resources when in stealth mode)

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. This software is giving me a lot of grief!!
    By wiltonson in forum Software
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-09-2005, 08:09 AM
  2. Software devs still not doing their jobs right!
    By aidanjt in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 46
    Last Post: 08-08-2005, 06:54 PM
  3. EU Parliament says no to software patent law
    By Steve in forum HEXUS News
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-07-2005, 03:28 PM
  4. All new Software Sticky ( with Wings !! )
    By Moby-Dick in forum Software
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 21-06-2004, 10:42 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •