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Old 10-01-09, 05:40 AM   #1
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Default Any good lightweight defrag tools?

Going to say right now: no diskeeper, no o&o. Both force you to install mandatory services that have to run 24/7 even when you want absolutely nothing to do with defragmenting anything (e.g. while playing games.)

I have a nice clean OS install, and the last thing I want is more services running 24/7 when I'll only use them once a month.

Goes without saying though, needs to be able to do a better job than the built in defrag. E.g. full MFT defragmentation when needed, directory consolidation, and actually defragments everything with one pass rather than almost everything (a la the built in one which often leaves files you often use fragmented but doesn't tell you about it.)
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Old 10-01-09, 05:53 AM   #2
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Contig Defrag (GUI):

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/...agmenter.shtml

I also use Page Defrag:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb897426.aspx
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Default Re: Any good lightweight defrag tools?

Jeez. Alpha. Full of questions these days. I like Auslogics Drefrag. It's light and very fast. It's considered one of the best and is often used by other companies in their 'performance suites'.
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Old 10-01-09, 09:12 AM   #4
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Defraggler

http://www.defraggler.com/
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Old 10-01-09, 09:16 AM   #5
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Default Re: Any good lightweight defrag tools?

http://www.auslogics.com/disk-defrag

Works well and it's free
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Old 10-02-09, 01:02 AM   #6
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Jeez. Alpha. Full of questions these days. I like Auslogics Drefrag. It's light and very fast. It's considered one of the best and is often used by other companies in their 'performance suites'.
Yeah just looking for new stuff but don't want to take the time right now to setup a sandbox to try stuff with, so I figure I'd just ask instead.

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http://www.auslogics.com/disk-defrag

Works well and it's free
Doesn't seem to do space consolidation or MFT defragmentation though.

EDIT: Actually I just found a beta version that does consolidation and moves files out of the MFT reserved zone so that they can't get fragmented, but it doesn't defragment the MFT itself (which is the most important "file" to not have fragmented.) Still though that makes it the best free one so far, so its worth a try.
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Old 10-02-09, 04:01 AM   #7
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Crainger introduced me to Auslogics defrag a while back for our Vista laptop and it works great. I'll have to try it on this Win 7 desktop.
He also introduced me to some new positions to try on the wife but that didn't turn out so great, the 2x4s broke and I fell on my ass.
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Old 10-02-09, 06:50 AM   #8
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Default Re: Any good lightweight defrag tools?

I use Perfectdisk Pro. It's not free, but it's consistently rated as the best defragger year after year by all the rags.
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+1 for Auslogics.

They actually use a toned down version of an Auslogics defragger in Windows natively. Has all the options I need like idle defragging and such, and uses next to no resources.
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Crainger introduced me to Auslogics defrag a while back for our Vista laptop and it works great. I'll have to try it on this Win 7 desktop.
He also introduced me to some new positions to try on the wife but that didn't turn out so great, the 2x4s broke and I fell on my ass.
When you say the wife, does that mean his wife or your wife?
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