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Old 03. Mar 2011, 10:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'll have to do it quite regularly in the near future as I do indeed install software that is large. Both a few games and architectural software (which are huge!)
In this case it would be preferable to install your games etc. onto a separate HDD or partition from the one containing your OS files.
In this situation MyDefrag's "Data Disk" options are ideal.

I usually only defrag my "Games" partition after installing a new game (using the weekly data algorithm is adequate).
System disk only gets defragged once every couple of months.
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Old 02. Apr 2011, 12:55 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I believe I read somewhere that Vista an Win 7 are good at preventing fragmentation in the first place.

Imo, unless you're installing a lot of software in a short period of time, or installing programs that take up a lot of space (like games for example), then you really don't need to defrag but about once every six months. If you do it too often, then you can actually shorten the life of the drive even more. The benefits in performance to defragging regularly , are negligible.
I tend to agree with that sentiment-from experience anyway-BUT if you like to check the state of your HDD now and then,I suggest a peek at:

http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/

And consider their freeware defragger,which I find runs well(and speedily) if needed,on XP and Win 7 64bit.
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Old 15. May 2011, 01:08 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Instead of starting a new thread, I'll just post this here. For anyone that's interested in trying out another 3rd party defragger, you can now get Puran Defrag for free. I don't know how long this has been offered as freeware. According to the site, it's the exact same as the commercial version, only that it's limited to personal use, and it has native x64 support.

I haven't tried it, so I don't know what the quality of this defragger app is first hand, but I do recognize the name, and it seems like that I've gotten the impression that this is a good defragger while perusing through threads and reviews over the last few years.

Anyway, there it is for anyone who wants to take it for a spin. I don't know who the editor is for the defraggers on the freeware site, but he/she may want to check this defragger out if they haven't already. I don't see it listed.

http://www.puransoftware.com/index.html
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Old 15. May 2011, 01:45 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Due to over-enthusiastic spamming by fans, Puran Defrag can't be featured on this site.
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Due to over-enthusiastic spamming by fans, Puran Defrag can't be featured on this site.
We have no problem if any associated section editor wishes to take up Puran and feature it in their review. If the flood of non constructional promotional comments starts again though, they will just be deleted.
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Old 18. May 2011, 11:43 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I never really have paid much attention to comments posted under the freeware reviews. There doesn't seem to be any shortage of drama, does there?.
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I never really have paid much attention to comments posted under the freeware reviews. There doesn't seem to be any shortage of drama, does there?.
That would be an understatement
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Old 19. May 2011, 08:39 AM   #18 (permalink)
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If anyone wants some light relief in this area, try taking a look at the comments posted under the movie torrents on PirateBay

Courtesy does not come fitted as standard, or in most cases even as an optional extra

This is one of the better one's but edited nonetheless:

"WOW!! The director did an amazing job of turning some mediocre actors into some absolutely terrible ones.

This movie is a pile of STEAMING s***. Simply terrible. I'm off to get a partial lobotomy to erase all memory of this, erm... Giant T***".

No answer to that
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Old 15. Dec 2012, 07:37 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I have W64 on my laptop and have used several defraggers with no apparent problems. It had never occurred to me that the 64-bit system would pose a problem. If it helps the original poster, among those I've tried with no ill effects are PerfectDisk Free, MyDefrag, Defraggler, Auslogics, O&O Free, UltraDefrag, WinUtilities Defrag, and Puran. All did a satisfactory job, but be forewarned: PerfectDisk and O&O create zones during their defrag and optimization process. Most of the other defraggers place all the files toward the disk edge. If you use PD or O&O and find their performance not to your liking, the other defraggers may leave files scattered across the disk due to their inability to move them. Even MyDefrag- my previous go to file mover- could not move some of the files O&O had placed at the disk core.

It's a shame that the Puran must suffer such enmity on this site. It's very fast and thorough and offers quite a few options for automatic defrag without all the extra processes my current paid defragger needs. I don't currently use Puran, but when I did it did a very good job.

Hope this helps the OP! Regards.
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It's a shame that the Puran must suffer such enmity on this site. It's very fast and thorough and offers quite a few options for automatic defrag without all the extra processes my current paid defragger needs. I don't currently use Puran, but when I did it did a very good job.

Hope this helps the OP! Regards.
Yeah it's a shame that Puran isn't featured, it's a great defragmenter!
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