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Posted by:

Buffet
21 Dec 2010

There's only ONE - PerfectDisk. All the rest is rubbish.

Posted by:

serai
21 Dec 2010

I have been using one of the most popular commercial defragmenters that run in the background mode. I am a huge fan after its kept my drive neatly defragged without coming in the way of other programs or hanging in between a defrag.

Posted by:

Yehezkel Meizel
21 Dec 2010

Unfortunately, pagedfrag doesn't work on Vista or Win7. Is there a tool that can be used in its stead?

Posted by:

Nat
21 Dec 2010

Am I correct that it is not a good idea to defrag solid state drives? In part because they tend to slow down after many read/write cycles?

Posted by:

Dave
21 Dec 2010

Bob,

Pagedefrag would not install on my W7/64 system. Is it only for XP & earlier OS's?

I use Auslogics Disk Defrag. It is free, and also performs optimization when you want to let it run a while. Performing a simple optimization only takes about 5 minutes on my PC, and this is the fastest defrag program I have used. It can be had from http://download.cnet.com/windows/

Posted by:

Joe Hathaway
21 Dec 2010

"UltraDefragger" appears in this discussion as "scareware." If there is such a thing, it is not UltraDefrag 4.4.0, a VERY well respected open-source defragger, available from Open Forge and other sources. I suggest that it be investigated before accepting someone's scareware list that might be biased or bogus.

EDITOR'S NOTE: You'll have to accept the comments here as the opinions of those who post them. Don't assume I endorse or agree with the content, just because a comment is published here.

Posted by:

Fernando Teixeira
21 Dec 2010

I think Diskeeper is the best defragger, once it does its job in an invisible way. It is always online but without system performance degradation, because it uses just spare machine cycles, defragmenting HD as fragmentation occurs. It is outstanding!

Posted by:

Joe Harold
21 Dec 2010

Thanks for another useful article, Bob.
I had used Smart Defrag for a long time and it works just fine. For the past year, I've been using Auslogics like many others here. It seems to be just a bit faster than Smart Defrag.
I only Defrag Windows about once a month since my Windows work is not very intense (mostly gaming). I do most of my stuff on Linux these days (and thanks for Lowfat Linux also, Bob)

Posted by:

Ken Qualls
22 Dec 2010

I like Auslogics Disk Defrag.It is farly fast and does more than what came with my computer.

Posted by:

Santos Chavez
22 Dec 2010

Well, i've used Piriform's Disk Defraggler, and it seems to do a pretty good job, too. For me, it doesn't take long to dfrag all of my files, so there's not much waiting time. Plus, it's free, and that's a big plus.

Posted by:

John Baldry
23 Dec 2010

I've tried several and I'm currently very impressed by the free edition of Puran Defrag. Everything in Windows XP ran a lot faster after I ran Puran Defrag in safe mode.

Posted by:

Joe Hathaway
24 Dec 2010

Bob,you say there has been no discussion of scareware, but the post by sirpaul2, 20 Dec 2010, lists UltraDefragger in his list of scareware. Clearly, UltraDefragger is not UltraDefrag, but the names are so similar that I felt a comment was required to exonerate the open-source UltraDefrag, a fine free defragger.

EDITOR'S NOTE: My mistake, I missed some comments that had rolled off into the "previous comments" page.

Posted by:

Barry Stinson
06 Jan 2011

I've been using Perfect Disk for several years now. It's currently Version 11, and I've been very satisfied.

Posted by:

LJ
06 Jan 2011

I've used WinContig.exe for a long time. Other defraggers were tried, but for me it's the best.

The author's site: http://wincontig.mdtzone.it/en/index.htm

The latest version does not appear to be configured for Windows 7.

Posted by:

MmeMoxie
06 Jan 2011

I have used most of the FREE Defragment programs to date. In all honesty, any of them are so much better than Windows XP's defragmenting program, which is slower than smoke off of molasses.


However, I have come across Glarysoft's programs, that are from the UK and have been extremely impressed with them. All of their programs are FREE, with the exception of their Glary Utilities Pro. They all work great on Windows XP.


Glarlysoft's Disk SpeedUp is wonderful, quick and not only does it Defrag, but can Defrag and Optimize as well, at the same time. Now, I really do like that aspect of their Defrag program. Check out all of their programs at:
http://www.glarysoft.com

Posted by:

dave
06 Jan 2011

I have used many times Ultimate Defrag and find it to be the very defragger/optimizer on the market.
Obits seems to install a fair amount of adware and for me, not recommended.

Posted by:

Thomas Scott
06 Jan 2011

Hi, I am very happy with Auslogics Disk Defrag. Also use Auslogics Registry Defrag with no problems, it is not free, think it was $17.

Posted by:

Werner Wolf
06 Jan 2011

I am saddened that Macs are hardly ever mentioned in Tourbus these days. For those who might want to defrag a Mac disk, let me suggest Alsoft's DiskWarrior.

Posted by:

Bo Ward
06 Jan 2011

Like Fernando, I've always used "Diskeeper" as its background-running, never-think-about-it aspects appealed to me. But, for all I know, it's not doing a thing! Your not mentioning it got me to worrying! Should I be looking at some other alternative?

Posted by:

serai
07 Jan 2011

@Bo:Diskeeper runs in the background and defrags only when required.If you analyze the drive you will know whether its doing the job or not. The reason I like Diskeeper is for the very reason that while it runs in the background and does its job, you hardly know its there:)

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