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HDD's Best Defrag Software?

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Hi All,

 

Just trying to get a handle on what people think is the best defrag software?

 

From what I've read the most highly regarded in no particular order seem to be O&O Defrag, PerfectDisk, Diskeeper and the free Defraggler.

 

I'm not sure how much of a difference if any there is in the effectiveness of these different programs.

 

What's your experience? Or do you use something different?

 

Cheers


-Anthony Young-

 

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For the longest time, I was under the impression that OO Defrag was the best (as suggested by NickNs tweaking guide) but now that I am on SSD, I don't have to worry about that anymore. I suggest to google up NickN FSX Guide and go from there.


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Thanks Efrain.

 

I'd had a bit of a read through there already and saw that OO Defrag seemed to be the way to go, but curious what others were using.


-Anthony Young-

 

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OO Defrag was my choice. It still is for other drives, but like Efrain, SSD here for Windows, so not really defragging that often.

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SSD here for Windows too, but need to defrag my FSX drive. Hopefully will go SSD for FSX in the not too distant future.

 

Also just trialling Windows 8 on my test system. Can't tell if I liik it or not yet. It looks pretty neat but it just works "different".


-Anthony Young-

 

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Two main reasons for Nick recommending O&O and they still apply to HDD.

 

1) O&O does a better defrag - less wasted space

2) least intrusive footprint when running FSX - equates to smoother operation.

 

This does NOT mean that the other defraggers do not work, just that O&O works better.

 

Vic


 

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Thanks for that explanation.

 

I think I'll just stick with O&O then.

 

Cheers!


-Anthony Young-

 

"For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return." - Leonardo da Vinci

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