Whats the best defragmenting software?

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  1. SubOptimal

    SubOptimal New Member

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    Whats the best defragmenting software for Win XP Pro NTFS partitions that doesn't require me to have 15% freespace? What happens if i defrag without hardly any freespace?
     
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    only know of the already supplied ms defrag. without atleast 15% it doesn't have enough open space for moving and realligning the files.
     
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    xheliox It's Good To Be King

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    http://diskeeper.com

    It's awesome. It does an amazing job compared to M$'s defrag. You can even set it up to run defrag when you're away from the computer.
     
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    Up All Night I might sleep all day

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    I have it set to defrag every week at night when I'm alseep
     
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    i use o&o, i like it
     
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    MS Defrag is actually a lite version of Diskkeeper they license and drop into the OS. Personally, I don't like diskkeeper. I've had problems with the service leaking resources in the past. I've never tried it, but I hear good things about o&o.
     
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    Do you have to have a certain amount of freespace if you use diskkeeper? :x: You could defrag fat32 partitions in Win9x without any freespace which was nice...
     
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    You need a certain amount for it to work well. You have to have free space to move the chunks into and out of. It works like a huge version of the tile puzzles, you know where you have 8 or 11 tiles and one open spot, and you move the tiles around until they make a picture. Same idea. Those puzzles would suck without that open spot! Same with a defrag. It has to have some space to move chunks of data around.
     
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    Yeah but win98 didn't need the freespace... So theres not going to be any program for XP NTFS partitions that don't require 15% freespace and i'm never going to be able to defragment until i someday buy another HD? Theres no way i'm going to delete any of my precious data. :hs:
     
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    You should not be running that low on a system partition anyway, it degrades performance. I think DiskKeeper will do it, but it will be fucking slow as hell.

    Oh yea, you can free up some space by cutting your page file size before the defrag (just remember to put it back!)
     
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    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    right click my computer, manage, disk defragmenter.

    PC World recently did a round up and the fragmenter that comes with Windows was one of the fastest and most effective of all the defragmenters - and it's 100% free.
     

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