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is Piriform's Defraggler ok to use with 8.1?

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    is Piriform's Defraggler ok to use with 8.1?


    Is anyone using this with win 8/8.1?

    I used this program all the time with XP, I liked it better than standard windows defragmenter. I just downloaded it and had it analyze my drives - while windows defragment and optimize disks tells me my disks are 0% fragmented, Defraggler gives wildly different values - my SSD is 33% fragmented, and HDD is 19%.

    Now, I know that SSDs don't really need to be defragmented, but I am surprised to find that my hard drive was fragmented that much. Are these values real? or is Piriform's software crap?

    I haven't actually defragmented with this yet, I want to make sure it won't do more harm than good.

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    I have used it ones, but it didn't work at all. It made my HDD slower from 9% fragmented to 34% fragmented. (I fixed this issue with the BitDefender defragmenter)
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    I'm using Auslogics Disk Defrag.
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    Trnava
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    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    The Big Windows 7 Defragmenter Test - The Benchmarks

    Update 1.2: The negative list is now joined by Priform Defraggler 2.18.945 and IObit Smart Defrag 3.1.0. The latter in particular extended the boot time significantly.
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    Why not just use the built in?
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    Trnava
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    Built-in takes forever to finish, it has a command interface only and provides no information whatsoever.
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    But, if it works why pay for something. Years ago I used Norton but once Windows incorporated a defragger that's all I've used.
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    Trnava
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    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Because some of those alternatives provide better results. Windows basic tools are just that, basic. They do, what they are supposed to do, but they lack any advanced features and optimizations. Besides there are many free alternatives, no need to pay anything. Windows defragmenter is just stripped down version of Diskeeper, so it is hardly better. I use WiseCare and I like my HDD's files nicely sorted out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
    But, if it works why pay for something. Years ago I used Norton but once Windows incorporated a defragger that's all I've used.
    I have to agree with fireberd. Windows own defragmenter puts Windows files where windows needs them, and after every few boots it puts the files you need to the outside of the disk. It's also Volume Shadow Service(VSS) aware and doesn't nuke your restore points.
    If your HDD is extremely fragmented(over 20%) the fastest way to defragment is to make a system image(after using disk clean-up/Ccleaner) and then re-imaging. But a disk only becomes extremely fragmented when on likes to test different software and install/uninstall a whole lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
    Why not just use the built in?
    I have been. I downloaded Defraggler just to check if the 0% fragmented value that windows gives me, would be corroborated by a 3rd party program.
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