Defragment HDD

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Defragment HDD

Postby russellhltn » Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:10 pm

jdlessley wrote:moderately fragmented hard drive


If you have time, it might not be a bad idea to defrag the hard drive.

While the built-in one will work, I've been using a program called MyDefrag which looks promising.
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Defragment HDD

Postby The_Earl » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:34 am

RussellHltn wrote:If you have time, it might not be a bad idea to defrag the hard drive.

While the built-in one will work, I've been using a program called MyDefrag which looks promising.


I like 'Defraggler'. It has a portable installer, so you can copy it to your USB drive and run it anywhere with out installing it on the machine.

Defraggler seems to do a better job of defrag than the built-in windows tool, and it doesn't kill the machine performance as bad when you run it.

I haven't played with MyDefrag.

Defraggler is at:
http://www.piriform.com/defraggler/builds

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Postby jdlessley » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:30 pm

RussellHltn wrote:If you have time, it might not be a bad idea to defrag the hard drive.

While the built-in one will work, I've been using a program called MyDefrag which looks promising.
When I am installing the new anti-virus/anti-malware and the administrative software I don't have the extra time to do routine maintenance. I try to educate the clerks and other regular users to do this. Due to the amount of time it takes to travel to outlying units, the farthest being 2 hours and 10 minutes travel time one way, travel takes a great deal of my time as an STS.

At home I use Auslogics Disk Defrag instead of the Windows built-in defragger. It takes a lot less time. I'm always open to other programs - so I'll give both Defraggler and MyDefrag a try.
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Postby russellhltn » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:38 pm

I haven't had time to look up the licensing for the other programs. I do know the MyDefrag is free. As in free for personal, non-profit and even commercial use. It would be good to check the licensing on the other suggestions and see where they can and can't be used.
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Postby jdlessley » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:48 pm

Auslogics Disk Defrag is free for home use. I am still searching for the licensing for Church or non-profit but expect it is not free since they charge for business use.
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