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Windows 8 compatible defrag software for mechanical hdds?

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    windows 8 pro x64

    Windows 8 compatible defrag software for mechanical hdds?


    I used ultimatedefrag for windows 7 but now I don't know if there is any windows 8 compatible defrag software?
    Is the built-in defrag in windows 8 good enough? I personally liked ultimatedefrag but I didn't install it to avoid any harm to the operating system.

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    Auslogics Disk Defrag 3.5.0.10 can work with Windows 8.
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    PerfectDisk (Raxco) recently released a Windows 8 compatible version of their defragger.
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    I am using Ultimate Defrag 4 and it runs just as well as it did on Win 7 x64
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    I haven't used anything but the built in since the days of xp. I think defragging is generally overrated.
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    windows 8 pro x64


    I am using built-in defrag for now. It works effective.
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    After saying Ultimate Defrag worked perfectly I found that the boot time defrag does not work - I have only been using W8 for < a week.
    I think the onboard defrag is fine, but there is an awful lot of stuff in Photoshop that is rarely used and I like to push that to the back of the drive, and the on board defrag just cannot do that

    Both on board disk check and defrag seem to keep a pretty good eye on the system all the time - whenever I ask for a disk check, I get told one isn't needed. If I press the point, the check gets done there and then without the usual (w7) reboot.
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    windows 8 pro x64


    Auslogic published win 8 compatible defrag software.
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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I haven't used anything but the built in since the days of xp. I think defragging is generally overrated.

    I can't remember the last time I defragment one of my HD , with the new NTFS it's not like the time of the fat.
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    O&O defrag is the premier defragger, and works great on 8..
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