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Old 10-13-2008, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The Shortcut Guide to Disk Defragmentation, Chapter 1

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One thing I never considered was that a brand new computer can be defragmented:

"During setup, many files are created and deleted on the hard disk. Part of a normal installation process is the creation of temporary files, often very large ones, and then the removal of those files at the end of the installation. As a result, the disk can be very fragmented right after initial
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:43 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I would recommend a program like diskeeper lite to keep an eye on stuff, easier that way.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I like to use a faster program like auslogics disk defrag. It usually takes less than five minutes. It could be that diskeeper lite has gotten faster. I haven't used it in quite a while.

I just used their information to post for anybody who was interested. The download is read only, though it can probably be copypasted.
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Old 10-16-2008, 12:10 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Nope, diskeeper lite takes my comp a long time, but my pc is slightly dated, still running a 2.8G P4, and I have a 160GB and 320GB which are both always within 10% capacity.
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:50 AM
 
Location: United Kingdom
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I personally use IOBit SmartDefrag. This can not only defrag your hard drive on the fly, it can "optimise" it, i.e. it moves files to a better location on the physical hard drive surface to allow for faster access. It does this based on how much you use the files.
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I personally use IOBit SmartDefrag. This can not only defrag your hard drive on the fly, it can "optimise" it, i.e. it moves files to a better location on the physical hard drive surface to allow for faster access. It does this based on how much you use the files.
Nice tip! I'm going to try it Monday.
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Old 10-17-2008, 01:06 AM
 
Location: Cicero, NY
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I personally use IOBit SmartDefrag. This can not only defrag your hard drive on the fly, it can "optimise" it, i.e. it moves files to a better location on the physical hard drive surface to allow for faster access. It does this based on how much you use the files.
I use that as well, and its by far one the best defrag programs around, and the best part is it free
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Old 10-17-2008, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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I personally use IOBit SmartDefrag. This can not only defrag your hard drive on the fly, it can "optimise" it, i.e. it moves files to a better location on the physical hard drive surface to allow for faster access. It does this based on how much you use the files.
I tried it last night. Nice program that defrags and optimizes the drive. Another nice feature is that the program can shut down your computer after it's done so you can do it in your sleep!

Three pointer for you collinsl!
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Old 10-19-2008, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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yeah, I'm in the same boat as Jaguar. Not enough free disc space.
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:38 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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yeah, I'm in the same boat as Jaguar. Not enough free disc space.
I'm waiting for those 1TB drives to drop in price lol.
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