defragmenting?

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  1. cleankutazn

    cleankutazn New Member

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    Is it ok to defragment while still using the computer...for example using the internet or playing a game.
     
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    you could, but it will take forever to complete. i usually just run it overnight. my server has a batch file set in the scheduler, so it defrags all 4 of the drives every other day at like 3am
     
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    ok thanks
     
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    If you're using Windows Defrag, then no not a great idea.
    But PerfectDisk you can with no problem and doesn't take any more or less time
     
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    Just set it to go in the morning or sometime when you won't be using it.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I hardly ever defrag, and I don't see any difference.

    I do a backup from a drive image, maybe once in 4-6 months, and I might
    only defrag twice in that whole time.

    And I only wind up doing a backup for the hell of it, most of the time.

    That being said, I don't store a heck of a lot on my main hard drive though.
     
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    if you rip and burn lots of dvds, you will notice a major difference in encoding time when you don't defrag

    other than that, i don't see a huge difference, but i still like to do it as regular maintinence
     
  9. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I wonder if that difference happens as a result of having the burn on the same drive it's ripped from?

    I always send burns to a backup drive, and I watch them from that drive.

    So I don't get a heck of a lot of changes, per se, on my main os drive.
     
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    You CAN do it, but it will slow way down.

    Better to run it overnight.
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    thats a good point, i have been using the same drive to rip and encode. i should have a second drive rip and have the main drive encode or something like that.
    i think 2 drives might speed up the process
    :bigthumb:
     

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