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Can You Defragment Too Much.and What About The D: Drive?

The important stuff to 2 drives. Thats a huge boost. Making them crash by moving their files around? Pretty much every staff reporter for Cnet, and almost the entire rest of the major computing rag outlets, clearly need a giant post-it note to remind them where the power button

Is there a reason for that happening? All you really need to do is look. Local time:11:32 PM Posted 04 November 2006 - 11:50 AM I take it to mean that your OS is on a D: drive. Article rating: 4.87. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/70744/can-you-defragment-too-muchand-what-about-the-d-drive/

Not to mention it would likely be a real pain to write such a program. Just like their pearls of wisdom about memory on laptop batteries that stopped having any real relevance 15-20 years ago. Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed. The longer answer: let’s go through a couple scenarios and explain so you can understand why you probably don’t need to defrag.

Be specific, and we’ll do our best to make the necessary changes Thanks for reading! Consequently, if you do not modify or move or delete many files over a period of time, defragging does not provide much benefit considering the wear on the arm, etc.. You open it, you work on it, you save it. My computer is fairly new, a 1 terabyte HD, and my thinking was that constant defragging would keep the system clear.

When installing 'Defraggler' it asks if to replace windows defragger. All this on Sunday goes on while I watch a Nascar race or NFL game, so it doesn't require additional time. If it is data that I plan to access irregularly, then I just let it be. https://askleo.com/what_is_defragging_and_why_should_i_do_it/ Anyway, Diskeeper lite DOES work with 98/ME machines, btw.

Now you will see the cleanup and defrag programs. They're never going to publish some paper that says that the product they're trying to sell offers no real benefit. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Defrag Benchmarks Are Available by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 5, 2008 9:08 AM PDT In reply to: Defragging A little Googling With modern defragmenters like Auslogics Disk Defrag you can schedule the task for a convenient time, have your PC set to be shut down after the operation or really enjoy using

This then takes longer to find as the read head has to move to multiple positions on the disk rather than being able to read the data in consecutive sectors. Hey, but don't keep this article a secret - share it with your friends! Auslogics - a cleaner and faster PC for you and your family! Posted by: Peter 14 Feb 2012 Hi Bob, Thanks for your excellent article.You pretty well covered all of it.My own settings for defrag are very close to what you describe.Lots of

Clearly the schedule is working just fine. These are files and folders that usually see a lot of writing and re-writing activity daily. That is also one of the issues with the in-built defragger. But one of my favorites is IOBit's SmartDefrag.

Joanne Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply to: How long is too long for defragmenting? When everything is finished you can see if the defragging has made any improvements. Angelo Salvemini November 12th, 2011 @08:56 am Reply +9 Thanks for your interesting information re: defragmentation. I too would never even use microsoft's junky defrag I'd rather install a third party for that.

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There are many many more but I didn't note them.

You might want to try a much more advanced, fully automatic defragger like diskeeper. In this day and age when developers are quick to market, bug free or not, I know I can trust Auslogic because I believe they understand how important a user’s data Yes No 15214 people rated the article "How to defrag your drives the right way: 7 defrag tricks to learn today". thanks so much!!!

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Roland, Interesting.. It's easier and reliable. b. The law of diminishing returns does seem applicable here, especially if you defrag automatically on a frequent basis.

any suggestions will be great. About CNET Privacy Policy Ad Choice Terms of Use Mobile User Agreement Help Center I could wait for the scheduled weekly defrag, but I'm not that patient. They sound like names that come from the internet and I want to know if it's possible that a computer can actually save something unbekownst to the user.

October 28, 2012 at 4:41 pm Thanks for all the information Although I know a number of compputer people and work for a large firm with an IT deparment Information or Sometimes its when I am actively using the computer and sometimes it's if it is after leaving it on but not using it. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like. How do I find the option to move system files to the front of the disk?

It has NOTHING to do with whether you have Windows 7 or not, it has to do with what type of hardware was placed in your machine. Any suggestions or opinions? Defrag is not only a performance tool - it also "refreshes" your data.