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tk102
02-22-2007, 05:32 PM
Hello LF,

Does anyone know first-hand of a good defragmentation utility out there as an alternative to Windows' Disk Defragmenter? I'm thinking that a good, fast defragmenter would run outside of Windows but I'm a bit nervous about using a utility like that without hearing others' experiences.

Darth333
02-22-2007, 05:50 PM
I used to use Perfectdisk at the office. It was good but I haven't tried the newest versions. However it isn't free.

For a free defragmenter, I heard good things about this one: http://www.auslogics.com/ but I haven't tried it yet.

tk102
02-22-2007, 07:14 PM
For a free defragmenter, I heard good things about this one: http://www.auslogics.com/ but I haven't tried it yet.

Thank you. It looks quite pretty:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v170/tk102/9252db10.jpg

and it gives a good report of what files it defragged, which files didn't have enough space to defrag, and which files were unmovable. Unfortunately it runs in Windows, which gives rise to that last category. :) Still, it seems much better than the default utility.

Negative Sun
02-22-2007, 07:17 PM
Check out post #19 in this thread (http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?t=171696)

tk102
03-01-2007, 12:25 PM
Thanks Negative Sun. Diskkeeper will be the next one I try.

Another one I tried, O&O Defrag, has a good freeware version for defragging using the SPACE method. The drawback is that it only works with single-partioned HDDs.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=4545

Negative Sun
03-03-2007, 06:55 PM
How do you find Diskeeper then?

Astrotoy7
03-04-2007, 06:39 AM
I have over 1TB of storage in my media centre pc(750gb + 320gb). I dread the day I have to defrag it. Im really not sure if vistas utility if any different or better from XP :p

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