Defrag Applications

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by vacantmind, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. vacantmind

    vacantmind OSNN Junior Addict

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    I heard that perfectisk and O&O were good programs for defragging your windows based system. Is there anything better or faster? Which would you recommend?
     
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  3. vacantmind

    vacantmind OSNN Junior Addict

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  4. Johnny

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    I just use the default defrag program ...
     
  5. dreamliner77

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    so slow....
     
  6. Johnny

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    But affective .. I think of defragging like I think of burning a cd: The slower it goes the better it will turn out.
     
  7. dreamliner77

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    That logic is flawed.

    1) With new high speed cdrw drives, write quality is better at higher speeds.

    2) Everything is indexed on the hard drive, so it's just a matter of putting it back together and then logically moving it to regain free space. Speed is not a factor.
     
  8. ApparitionX

    ApparitionX Sick of it all.

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    I usually use the default too, but Norton "Speed Disk" is pretty effective. it comes as part of norton utilities.
     
  9. Xie

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    Actually that logic still stands for cd's as at faster speeds the lazer doesn't burn as deep and thus more prone to data errors over time.
     
  10. dreamliner77

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    That's only true on older media. New media/drives are optimized for high speed. A high speed drive + high speed media burned at low speed (<16x) = more c1/c2 errors.