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is Piriform's Defraggler ok to use with 8.1?

  1. #11


    I installed MyDefrag, which is the most overly-complicated defragment program ever, and ran it on HDD. After first running the "Defragment only" script, and then running the "Data Drive Monthly" script, I think that drive is now more fragmented than ever. Programs all still work, don't seem any slower or faster. Will keep test driving it, see if it ever does a complete job of defragmenting my HDD (1 TB capacity, half full).

    I am going to let Windows take care of my SSD, which has my OS on it.

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  2. #12


    Defragging is pretty much a thing of the past. Windows takes care of it fine, and hard drives are fast enough to make the slowdowns less noticeable. I cannot remember the last time I kicked off a manual defrag.
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  3. #13


    I've used Defraggler on one pc and it worked great. However on another it caused event log errors each time run it. So, I've quit using it. There are others - currently I'm using MyDefrag and Puran when I am impatient and don't want to wait for MS to defrag.
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  4. #14


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    Guys, Gals, the main advantage of defragging a HD now & then [for me twice monthly] is the ability to find and recover a recently or not too recently deleted file or set of files. In the old days, when I used computer by candlelight, the HDs back then did benefit a little from defragging.
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  5. #15


    I am starting to think that a 3rd party defragger isn't going to make a noticeable difference, unless it is badly written and screws everything up - which isn't the sort of difference you want.
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  6. #16


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by yu gnomi View Post
    I am starting to think that a 3rd party defragger isn't going to make a noticeable difference,
    Just defragmenting, not really. But if you gain 1% there, 2% here and so on, it can make quite a difference.
    But if you have got a good computer, you do not need to bother with any of it, it is for slow computers.
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  7. #17


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    Pretend your encyclopedias, 100 volume set, was all over the place in your room. Now, picture all volumes, lined up, 1-100. Same space taken up, it's just a tiny bit easier and a tiny bit faster to find a particular volume. Analogies break if stretched, so I better stop here
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  8. #18


    all right. After running the monthly defrag script again (2nd night in a row), Mydefrag has managed to consolidate everything except "System Volume Information", which I guess is the MFT or the GPT equivelant (if it's different), which is scattered around in unmovable blocks. I have some fairly big games on that drive - Diablo III, Tomb Raider, some others- that do seem to start up quicker.

    I had my doubts, but this does seem to have made a small difference.
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  9. #19


    What are upper frag limit's you guys are considering as "critical" and worth defragmenting ? Even with Win 95/98 and XP with much, much slower drives, less than 15% was considered a non-issue. Since Win7, even with auto defrag turned of I haven't seen any of my drives go over 2-3% and that's with very heavy "traffic" thru them.
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  10. #20


    Quote Originally Posted by yu gnomi View Post

    I had my doubts, but this does seem to have made a small difference.
    It "seems" to have made a difference. You should have run a stopwatch before and after to see the actual result. People often see what they want to see and gut feels can be deceiving.
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