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Old 05-03-2005, 01:31 AM   #21
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Check out this article that talks about how defrag can lessen the time to backup a server.

http://itresearch.forbes.com/detail/...31551_156.html
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Old 05-03-2005, 01:37 AM   #22
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What are some third party defragment utilities that run behind the scenes?
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What are some third party defragment utilities that run behind the scenes?
Diskeeper and O&O are the ones that I know of.
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Ok. I'll check it out.
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i defrag every week or sometimes every 3 days
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I've actually never defragged my drive... and i've had it set up for a few months. I've not really noticed any performance hits really except for it maybe being a bit slower at startup... I just never have time to run it, and can't run it over night because the computer is switched off (its in mine and my bros room) and people use it all the time in the day, and switch partitions, etc.

I thought it was unadvisable to run it while other programs are running since it has to move things about on the disc and could affect defrag if other things are used on the drive at the same time...

I will try and defrag though, since I know it is an important process sometimes. I do believe it can caue problems though after alot of uses (when I say alot, I mean alot)

Are there by any chance any free programs that are better than the Windows Defragger? Or inexpensive ones?
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i've just done windows defrag like 5 times and i still have stuff spread from one side to the other. this could take a while
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I've actually never defragged my drive... and i've had it set up for a few months. I've not really noticed any performance hits really except for it maybe being a bit slower at startup... I just never have time to run it, and can't run it over night because the computer is switched off (its in mine and my bros room) and people use it all the time in the day, and switch partitions, etc.

I thought it was unadvisable to run it while other programs are running since it has to move things about on the disc and could affect defrag if other things are used on the drive at the same time...

I will try and defrag though, since I know it is an important process sometimes. I do believe it can caue problems though after alot of uses (when I say alot, I mean alot)

Are there by any chance any free programs that are better than the Windows Defragger? Or inexpensive ones?
wow, i am shocked your computer runs as well as it does!

What i do is defrag when my fav TV program is on because they cover an hour and thats more then enough time.
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Hehe, not if you haven't defragged before. It was the same for my first drive I ever had, I didn't defrag it and when I decided to, I had it running for about 6 hours to finish it...and then I didn't see any performance gains, so I didn't bother to do it again. I just don't have time...
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Hehe, not if you haven't defragged before. It was the same for my first drive I ever had, I didn't defrag it and when I decided to, I had it running for about 6 hours to finish it...and then I didn't see any performance gains, so I didn't bother to do it again. I just don't have time...
wow, i am gald i didn't let me hard drive get that bad ,, how you got 6 hours free!!!
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