Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Wangan, Aug 8, 2008.
Whats the best free defarg ?
The one built into Windows
More to he point - most of the defrag options out there still use MS's APIs
i like auslogics'. it's free.
That doesn't matter, it's the sorting engine that matters.
For just a simple defrag; Windows Defrag
If you want something that can do more, really clean things up; I like Raxio PerfectDisk
+1 for perfectdisk. i liked it much better than o&o defrag, o&o was having issues with one of my disks because of the way i was dumping fragments onto it, it could never properly defrag it despite trying all the different methods. i use a program called directshowdump, it rips drm off of a tivo file and converts it to an mpeg. in the process, it will create amazingly complex fragmentation.
although perfectdisk is not free, it is worth the price
I like Norton Speed Disk. It sorts files according to how often and how recently they are modified, so files that never get changed can get pushed out of the way of files that get changed often. That helps to slow down how quickly those files get re-fragmented in the future.
Hey, you know you could've just copied those huge, fragmented files onto an external disk and then copied them back, to defragment them, right?
Also, do a search for a program called CONTIG. It lets you defrag single files. It's free.
i did that a few times actually, formatting the disk between the copying. its just that it would take some time. still didn't solve my problem, because the next time i ripped some shows, i was back at square 1
I use Ultimatedefrag- it gives u even more options than NSD, it's great. not sure if its freeware, torrent lol.
Sounds like it's worth looking at.
Can it run on Windows Server? NSD refuses to, though I'm sure it's capable of it.
don't know, but it's really easy to use and gives a real nice graphic aid.