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Help needed Defrag Dual Boot System

  1. #11



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    Boot volume is usually your c: partition.

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  2. #12



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    Boot volume is usually your c: partition. right click the batch file choose edit and change defrag f: /b /v /u to defrag c: /b /v /u
    Sorry that was a mistype when created
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  3. #13


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    windows 8.1


    Thanks again Cliff S, I'll run the .bat file now with the new instructions.
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  4. #14



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    Quote Originally Posted by dabour View Post
    Thanks again Cliff S, I'll run the .bat file now with the new instructions.
    You're welcome, sorry again for the typo.
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  5. #15


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    I did a run on drive c: with the bat file, it chopped off a few seconds from the boot time and improved the applications access time installed on it. I think this is the best that I could get out of a two years old machine.
    I am glad that I learned something new out of this and I am much obliged for you Cliff S for your generous assistant and bearing with me, thank you very much.
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  6. #16



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    Quote Originally Posted by dabour View Post
    I did a run on drive c: with the bat file, it chopped off a few seconds from the boot time and improved the applications access time installed on it. I think this is the best that I could get out of a two years old machine.
    I am glad that I learned something new out of this and I am much obliged for you Cliff S for your generous assistant and bearing with me, thank you very much.
    You're welcome.

    Laptop hard drives are usually slower(5400rpm) to save battery power, but with constant use windows uses superfetch and prefetch to speed things up.
    The best upgrade of course is a Solid State Drive(SSD) even a cheap one is better than a Laptop HDD. My ASUS X54C with Windows 7 is 4 years old but after upgrading to 8GB RAM and an SSD, it still boots as fast as my Windows 8.1 tower.
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  7. #17


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    Thanks again Cliff S for the help you kindly gave me. I always read that SSDs are much faster than the mechanical HDD, though there is always a clear warning that they are not safe yet to store valuable information and if one uses them one should keep an updated backup of the entire system all the time. That does not mean that mechanical HDD are 100% safe but the chances of their failure are rather slim. Speed is sometimes important for someone like me for using applications such as Autcad, but still I am very reluctant to take the move to SSD because I can not grantee that I will be able to keep an updated backup copy all the time.
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by dabour View Post
    Thanks again Cliff S for the help you kindly gave me. I always read that SSDs are much faster than the mechanical HDD, though there is always a clear warning that they are not safe yet to store valuable information and if one uses them one should keep an updated backup of the entire system all the time. That does not mean that mechanical HDD are 100% safe but the chances of their failure are rather slim. Speed is sometimes important for someone like me for using applications such as Autcad, but still I am very reluctant to take the move to SSD because I can not grantee that I will be able to keep an updated backup copy all the time.
    "Rather slim" ? I have few pounds of magnets taken out from dead HDDs, I must have replaced (for others) hundreds of dead HDDs. all those electrical-mechanical parts and magnetic media have no chance of lasting as long as transistors in an SSD. First ones were maybe bad but newer ones are more likely to outlast any mechanical ones.
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    I use both SSD for system and programs & HDD for data(backups, files, music, videos..etc. My laptop has an 120GB SSD with a USB 3.0 external HDD. And my desktop one can see in specs. And what Mike said:
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  10. #20


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    I use both SSD for system and programs & HDD for data(backups, files, music, videos..etc. My laptop has an 120GB SSD with a USB 3.0 external HDD. And my desktop one can see in specs. And what Mike said:
    Only issue is the price, otherwise all my disks would be SSDs. There's already a lot of them in 1TB category to make it worthwhile. As far as space is concerned you can stick half a dozen SSD in place of one 3 1/2 HDDs. They use much less power an stay cool, perfect for short and long term storage. Coupled by USB3 or eSATA they would be most portable and just as fast as being inside. Biggest enemy of portable HDDs is possibility of them being damaged in transport or jarred during work and all that is eliminated by using SSDs for that. So all of that makes them much better for everything than mechanical ones.
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