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Disk Keeper, SpeedDisk, Windows defragger. They all perform the same about. Only diff is that Speed Disk and Disk Kepper provide more info.

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Windows Defrag always took My System at Least an Hour to Defrag and sometimes much longer ( 9 Hours once ).

With NU's SpeedDisk its ranged from a Couple of Minutes to NO LONGER than 20 Minutes to Defrag My HD ( And thats with a Large Level of Fragmentation on My HD the Time that it took 20 Minutes ( 68% IIRC )).

That result right there sold Me Lock - Stock - And Barrel...

Sincerely,

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I stopped using NU because it kept telling me to optimize, I'd try to optimize & it would say it couldn't or it didn't need to be. So then I'd use Windows to defrag and Norton would say it still needed to be done.

I found it most annoying, but it really worries me about a virus or something. Any clues? :unsure:

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Thats Bizarre as My SpeedDisk runs only when I want It to. It hasn't Yet prompted Me to Optimize My HD.

Thats not saying that SpeedDisk isn't doing that in Your case | I'm just wondering what Auto-Feature within N.U.s would cause SpeedDisk to Auto-Prompt You to Optimize Your HD.

Then theres the Misoperation of SpeedDisk You've mentioned that is unsual as in what I'm experiencing with My PC and N.U.'s SpeedDisk. I have ME for an OS though, and You may be running XP which would be a whole different Issue altogether ( No Doubt as My Knowledge about XP is limited - LOL ).

:blink:Hmmmmmmmm...

Regards,

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30% to 60% frag levels?? I don't understand. I defrag my drive 3 times a week and only have 10% to 15% MAX fragged files. What do you guys do to your hard drive? :blink:

I have used Windows 98SE Defrag, 2000Pro Defrag, and XP Home Defrag, and I must say I much prefer the 2000Pro Defrag utility. I have never had the need to use any other utilities such as Speed Disk, or Disk Keeper. Of course, I do a full system backup every Monday, along with a full disk Virus Scan, and another Defrag.

98's utility takes FOREVER and doesn't do a good job, XP Home allows too much free space between optimized files (it's like the Windows Media Player FireStorm Visualization :blink: ), 2000Pro takes about 5 to 10 minutes to completely defrag my 80GB HDD, but I usually have only 10-15% fragged files, usually less.

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When you dload 700MB files then you'll havbe bigger frag levels. And system restore OMG it has fragged part like you wouldnt believe!

700MB Files??? Dude.

Ok, I too download massive files, but 7 to 9 hours for a defrag? And me thinks you and System Restore have spent too much time together. ;)

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The 700MB files are like movies and such. But yeah 7-9 hours. And my HDD isnt crappy and right now I have less than 10 GB on it. I have used SysRestore 4 times in my life but it is ALWAYS got like over 6000 total fraggments. Right now it is has been 1 week since last defrag about and I am at 59.% and 11.2GB used. My parents puter goes up to 60% in a week alone and they dont do ANYTHING that should make it that fragged... :blink:

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?!? What do you do with your PC, I just defragged mine last week and it's only 1% fraggmented this week. I've never even seen mine at 60% ever, that's just strange. The only time I've seen it get to 15% is when I deleted several games and pics etc.

Oh hold on, this is Stinger's PC so I understand now. ;):P

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Well I download huge 200MB-~800MB max files. And I move them around but only to my External HDD. I have a total of about 30,000 fragments in my Imesh folder and all the other "big tickets" look like System Restore.... :blink: Last time my HDD was optimized was 2/25/03 thats pretty recent. <_<

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what is the best program to defrag your HD?

i am currently working with Diskkeeper Lite

I have that on a disk here - is it worth trying - did you use it?

I usually just use winsdows xp, but it takes about 6 hours :(

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