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What is the best defragmentor?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Spit, 1 Jun 2006.

  1. Spit

    Soldato

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    What do you all use? Is there a super duper one you can pay for. I am getting my Samsung Q1 UMPC today and I want to keep it defragged.

    Cheers
     
  2. Messiah Khan

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    I use Diskeeper10. Its great as far as im concerned. Seems much faster than the built in wondows one as well.
     
  3. knowlesy

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    Location: Newcastle

    Perfect disk is quite good got excellent review at INQ
     
  4. Jimbu

    Hitman

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    Use diskkeeper10 its what i use ;)
     
  5. senorstealth

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    I use perfect disk, its wht the windows degragmenter is based on, though cut down.

    the full version is fairly fast, and does a good job
     
  6. ray

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    I'm already using Diskeeper 7. Would there be any point in upgrading to version 10?

    Thanks.
     
  7. jbloggs

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    PerfectDisk 7, very good indeed, have used Diskeeper 10 as well, but found PerfectDisk better. ;)
     
  8. Unromantic__Me

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    Diskeeper 10 here, I never used 7 so cant tell you what the upgrade advantages would be, but cant be any harm in being upto date
     
  9. k3v

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    what are the benefits in using thes over the windows standard one? is it just speed?
     
  10. senorstealth

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    There are additional configuration options that allow for rearranging applications for faster operation, amonst others.

    It well worth using something other than the standard windows one, especially on larger drives
     
  11. chris06

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    another vote for diskeeper 10 although I have used perfect disk and not much difference tbh
     
  12. k3v

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    cheers, ill get one of them, I've just got a new drive so I may aswell start off on the right track
     
  13. Burly

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    diskeeper 10 is best is my experience
     
  14. kyhoola

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    I use O & O Defrag...works well for me
     
  15. Messiah Khan

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    Completely OT, but all you relative noobs... I claim you all.

    kyhoola, Burly, k3v, chris06, senorstealth, Unromantic__Me and jbloggs, you all belong to me now. Don't worry I wont hurt you much. ;)
     
  16. Steve_h

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    Was googling to find diskeeper and came across this:

    Here

    Sort of stopped me and made me wonder.Any thoughts ?
     
  17. joeyjojo

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    Location: Herts

    Yeah I've heard some horror stories related to diskeeper. I used it for a bit a while back then changed to perfectdisk. Found perfectdisk to be a lot better. Its not as quick, but has a lot of great features (smart placement for one). Also, diskeeper messed my mft zones up which was scary.
     
  18. Steve_h

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    Slightly off topic but has anyone used System Mechanic 5? It has a defragger and I was interested in how good that one was.
     
  19. Muzy

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    diskeeper 10
     
  20. skankmaster

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    Nope, but I have used System Mechanic 6. It decided to freak out while trying to do some disk optimising and windows wouldnt boot up. Not a re-assuring experience.