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TgD Thunderbolt56
02-09-2008, 11:04 AM
I'm in need of a top-notch disk defragger. I've used perfectdisk by Raxco in the past and liked it, but does anyone have a recommendation on a newer better one?

Oh, free is good too, but not mandatory.

blairgowrie
02-09-2008, 11:18 AM
The Quazi man recommended Diskeeper to me. I have used it for over a year and like it. It defrags daily and keeps everything up to date very nicely.

http://www.diskeeper.com/landing/landing30.aspx?rid=112...Lbt5ECFQGdPAodPjbLCA (http://www.diskeeper.com/landing/landing30.aspx?rid=11200&apid=PPS0002921&gclid=CObX6pLbt5ECFQGdPAodPjbLCA)

The version I have was free. I could email you a copy if you want.

blairgowrie
02-09-2008, 11:23 AM
I think you can get version 7 freeware here:

http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Utilities/Access_Con...ities/Diskeeper.html (http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Utilities/Access_Control_Utilities/Diskeeper.html)

TgD Thunderbolt56
02-09-2008, 12:28 PM
Thanks BG http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Tator_Totts
02-09-2008, 01:12 PM
I think this is on is the best.

http://www.disktrix.com/

Xiolablu3
02-09-2008, 02:29 PM
Disc defragging is highly over-rated IMO.

I am a computer engineer, and I cringe whenever someone suggests disc defragging in order to solve a problem.

I have NEVER seen it solve anything. All it can possibly do is make access times slightly quicker.

SeaFireLIV
02-09-2008, 02:39 PM
I agree that defragging is overrated.

It certainly helps get the PC working slightly faster when it`s not been defragged for a long while, but I don`t defrag much unless I`ve done a lot of file swapping or install-uninstalling.

A m8 of mine has just got a laptop and he can`t stop defragging it every time, for everything. I tell him there`s no need, but he seems to think all the problems of the PC are solved by continuously doing this everyday!

RedToo
02-09-2008, 03:50 PM
I used to use Perfect Disk but am a convert to JKDefrag - used in conjunction with PageDefrag. Both are excellent and free. Google JKDefrag - you can get to PageDefrag from the JKDefrag site.

RedToo.

310th Falcon
02-09-2008, 05:21 PM
Free and easy to use..works great!

http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag


Best Regards

DKoor
02-09-2008, 07:31 PM
Originally posted by Xiolablu3:
access times slightly quicker. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Good to know.

Another words = has no meaning to me.

bolox00
02-09-2008, 07:53 PM
http://www.oo-software.com/home/en/products/oodefrag/
is what i use on my gaming machine and while it doesn't seem to give any improvements in il2, over a standard defrag, i do notice improvements in fluidity with FSX.

full details of the full defrag procedure i use are in this post
http://www.flying-legends.net/boards/viewtopic.php?t=1382

not something for everyone but may interesting

jarink
02-09-2008, 08:17 PM
Originally posted by Xiolablu3:
Disc defragging is highly over-rated IMO.

I work on PCs and servers for a living and heartily agree. Some things that are much more important for optimizing (or maintaining) performance on Windows boxes are removing temp files (I have seen PC with over 4GB of temp files...talk about bogged down drive access!), running ChkDsk and not running extraneous services. Not many people realize that cleaning up MRU document lists and the history in IE can have a great effect on some operations as well.

What's also amazing to me is how many people don't run ChkDsk before defragging their drive.

wayno7777
02-09-2008, 09:17 PM
Good free one is SpeedDefrag.
http://www.vcsoftwares.com/SpeeDefrag.html

It works.

DHC2Pilot
02-10-2008, 01:10 AM
Best defragger IMHO would be O&O. I've used Windows, Raxco, DiskKeeper, Nortons SpeedDisk, and a few other free versions I've found over the years, and O&O is the best, hands down.

Mysticpuma2003
02-10-2008, 03:25 AM
I use disk-keeper, but agree on over-use. I run it about once every three-months, sometimes not for six-months. I like watching the coloured blocks moving around and filling up the empty spaces....reminds me of video editing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

But, 3-4 times a year would be all I'd ever do, but I've usually re-formatted and installed windows again before I defrage http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

Cheers, MP.

SeaFireLIV
02-10-2008, 06:22 AM
Whenever I reformat my PC I always go through the startup and services list and get rid of all the rubbish.

This last time though, I never got round to it and noticed how my PC was taking up to 2 minutes to finishing thrashing its harddrive, before it was ready. I looked in msconfig> Startup and disabled what must have been at least 12 bits of rubbish that puts itself there. Then I disabled services I don`t need.

The only service had to re-enable was print spooler as my printer wouldn`t work. Easy to do.

On restart the Pc was ready in 20 seconds!

That`s how you increase performance.

Xiolablu3
02-11-2008, 02:40 PM
Originally posted by jarink:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Xiolablu3:
Disc defragging is highly over-rated IMO.

I work on PCs and servers for a living and heartily agree. Some things that are much more important for optimizing (or maintaining) performance on Windows boxes are removing temp files (I have seen PC with over 4GB of temp files...talk about bogged down drive access!), running ChkDsk and not running extraneous services. Not many people realize that cleaning up MRU document lists and the history in IE can have a great effect on some operations as well.

What's also amazing to me is how many people don't run ChkDsk before defragging their drive. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah man, something I have found which is great for speeding up old PC's with 'well used' copies of XP on them is to delete the C:/Windows/Prefetch folder.

Next time you get a PC and find its slow even after your generic 'cleanups' of virus's/Spyware/old progs/temp files etc, try deleting this folder, it often really helps!

Xiolablu3
02-11-2008, 02:44 PM
Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
Whenever I reformat my PC I always go through the startup and services list and get rid of all the rubbish.

This last time though, I never got round to it and noticed how my PC was taking up to 2 minutes to finishing thrashing its harddrive, before it was ready. I looked in msconfig> Startup and disabled what must have been at least 12 bits of rubbish that puts itself there. Then I disabled services I don`t need.

The only service had to re-enable was print spooler as my printer wouldn`t work. Easy to do.

On restart the Pc was ready in 20 seconds!

That`s how you increase performance.

Nice job!

I'm a stickler for a clean MSconfig too, I HATE having things in 'Quick Launch' hogging RAM. My pet hate is programs that put themselves in Quicklaunch without asking, such as Quicktime or Realplayer Grrrr.

To many people complain to me of having a slow PC, and they have a whole list of about 20 things loading up in quick launch at startup. The computer's memory is often full of programs and its thrashing the harddisk even as its starting up!

Have you also noticed that WIndows MEssenger starts automatically each time you start Outlook Express? WHY?!?! You can stop this in the Tools/Options tab.

RepublicofTexas
02-11-2008, 06:42 PM
This last time though, I never got round to it and noticed how my PC was taking up to 2 minutes to finishing thrashing its harddrive, before it was ready. I looked in msconfig> Startup and disabled what must have been at least 12 bits of rubbish that puts itself there. Then I disabled services I don`t need.
I have thought about doing this but I do not know what is critical and what is junk. Any info on what you can disable and what has to stay?

F19_Orheim
02-12-2008, 08:01 AM
Originally posted by Xiolablu3:

Yeah man, something I have found which is great for speeding up old PC's with 'well used' copies of XP on them is to delete the C:/Windows/Prefetch folder.

Next time you get a PC and find its slow even after your generic 'cleanups' of virus's/Spyware/old progs/temp files etc, try deleting this folder, it often really helps!

hmmm

http://askbobrankin.com/windows_prefetch.html
http://lifehacker.com/software/windows/tweak-windows-pr...r-startup-201453.php (http://lifehacker.com/software/windows/tweak-windows-prefetch-for-a-faster-startup-201453.php)

I don't work with these things, but I do know that checking up these stuff at multiple places is a good thing to do

Major_V
02-12-2008, 08:30 PM
Originally posted by 310th Falcon:
Free and easy to use..works great!

http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag

Best Regards


Falcon:

Thanks for the tip! It works great and is extremely fast. Excellent free utility.

Major_V