Best Defrag Software

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  1. Phr3d13
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    Phr3d13 GBAtemp Regular

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    What's the best defrag software to get? Or should i just use the MS one?
     
  2. tk_saturn

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    O&O Defrag. Works for me and has been around for years.
     
  3. Sir-Fritz

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    I use defraggler (by the people that make ccleaner) also jkdefrag (i think its called that) is very good too.
     
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    Wow, you two are quick, thanks!
     
  5. TiliX

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    Under your bed, hell yeah!
    I like Tuneup utilities, the defragger is nice too, imo.
     
  6. juggernaut911

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    That's what she said.

    I use JKDefrag GUI
     
  7. UltraMagnus

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    Aren't NTFS and ext3 non fragmenting file systems?
     
  8. juggernaut911

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    I don't know about ext3 but NTFS does fragment.
     
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    My personal favorite is Ultimate Defrag. The only drawback is that it can't handle USB drives, hopefully that will be fixed in the upcoming version.
     
  11. Minox

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    They do fragment, but not as much as some older file systems do.
     
  12. kaputnik

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    Ext3 fragments when the disk begins to get full. If you copy a very large file to an ext3 fs it might get fragmented even if you got plenty of space left. NTFS fragments almost as much as older fs:es.

    To keep the explanation simple; when writing a new file NTFS basically just puts the file at the first position it finds enough contiguous space for the file. This means that the files will be pretty consolidated to the beginning of the partition. If a file grows, and another file has been placed right after it, the growing file will get fragmented.

    Ext3 however places the files pretty much at random, which means there will be plenty of space for files to change size both before and after them. Until the disk gets full of course :>
     
  13. jlsyber

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    I use Augolostics defrag.
     
  14. Elritha

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    I use Mydefrag (formerly known as jkdefrag) with custom scripts. I have it place my games folder on the fastest part of my disk. [​IMG]
     
  15. YourHero

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    windows defrag. If you have it like me, tuneup utilities. I still have an old 09 key but it doesn't work on my new w7.