Originally Posted by ASSEMBLER
if you defrag too often it will lessen the life of your hard drive this is one of the reasons microsoft changed the defrag to give you a analize first so widows defrag will let you know when it is reqired although it is probably incorrect im lucky if i defrag at all but some people like to do it regular.
especialy if they have a lot of data they use.i think its actualy upto the individual when you want to defrag
How did you come to that conclusion? I think defrag will extend your hard drives life because it runs faster and more efficient when the files are not fragmented. The head doesn't move as far and has less movement.
To answer the original question, I defrag on a daily basis. Actually my defrag program is set to run automatically in the background. I set the run time when I installed it and it runs without disrupting what I'm doing.