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  1. Posts : 298
    Windows 10 x64 bits
       #1

    Disk Defragmenter app for spinning Disk?


    Hello,
    Windows 10 Home v1909 b.18363.535
    I am still running Win 10, using a spinning Disk, happy with it, I do not need an SSD for now
    I am looking for a clean no malware, no ads Disk Defragmenter, I do not care if it is payware, I do not care where my big files are stored, I do not like Piriform crap, but I love to see how the blocks are moving.. it is so relaxing for me hahaha do not ask me why

    Disk Defragmenter app for spinning Disk?-defrag.jpg

    I found a page with the 10 Best Disk Defragmenter for Windows 10 and Older Versions, but I do not trust
    I only trust suggestion of this forum, from real users...

    10 Best Disk Defragmenter Software For Windows 10, 8, 7 PC

    Defraggler. ...
    O & O Defrag. ...
    Smart Defrag. ...
    GlarySoft Disk Speedup. ...
    Auslogics Disk Defrag. ...
    MyDefrag. ...
    WinContig.
    So my first option will be O & O Defrag, but If you have a better option, please give me an advice

    Thanks
    Camelia
    Last edited by camelia; 12 Jan 2020 at 09:33. Reason: because I am sleepy
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  2. Posts : 4,013
    several
       #2

    O&O is good. I use the Pro edition. I didn't know there was a free edition.
    Last edited by SIW2; 12 Jan 2020 at 10:50.
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  3. Posts : 5,376
    Windows 11 Home
       #3

    I saw many people to praise MyDefrag, but I could not bring myself to use 10 years old software.
    I do not like to use a free version, if they offer a paid version, free version might be too limited.
    Based on those, I would pick Glarysoft
    Disk SpeedUp or Wise Disk Cleaner (used before).
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  4. Posts : 11,246
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #4

    Hi folks

    nobody needs disk defragmenters any more on W10 -- and certainly not for SSD's.

    Modern spinners are fast, have quite a large cache area in them and with better overlapping of Windows CPU bound (i.e Processor bound) tasks and I/O tasks with decent prefetch algorithms there's ZERO value to be gained in this process any more. And that's ignoring better bus speeds on modern MOBOS (or even those several years old), and faster processors. SATA speeds will blow away any of the old IDE bus HDD's so really don't waste your time with this process any more.

    I've actually never found the entire purpose worthwhile even going back as far as Windows 3.11 -- when 20 MB (yes 20Mb !!) HDD's were a rarity.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5. Posts : 13,170
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home
       #5

    jimbo45 said:
    I've actually never found the entire purpose worthwhile even going back as far as Windows 3.11 -- when 20 MB (yes 20Mb !!) HDD's were a rarity.
    Cheers
    jimbo
    My first computer in '92 was an 80386/40MHz with 4MB RAM and a 120MB HDD running MS-DOS 5 with Windows 3.1 as the GUI. First upgrade was to 8MB RAM as WordPerfect for Windows 5.x would have to swap out to Virtual Memory after typing 8 to 9 pages of a document.
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  6. Posts : 2,609
    Windows 10
       #6

    Indeed, you do not need a Defragmenter other than the one in Windows 10 set the schedule/drive for say monthly and forget about it.
    Modern Disc filing systems are not prone to defragmentation anyway.

    I used to look at those coloured squares way back in the days of FAT and Windows ME and before, totally pointless now things have moved on.
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  7. Posts : 5,376
    Windows 11 Home
       #7

    Helmut said:
    I used to look at those coloured squares way back in the days of FAT and Windows ME and before, totally pointless now things have moved on.
    I tend to lay down, turn on the radio and watch wallpaper engine, colors are soothing.

    https://i.gyazo.com/be7d7a30f233bcd8...efdbf808c1.gif
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  8. Posts : 15,954
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.3324
       #8

    Camelia,

    Just use the built-in defragmenter. You can stare out of the window instead of staring at the disk sectors moving about.

    Do you have something against the built-in defragmenter?

    Denis
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  9. Posts : 1,621
    Windows 10 Home
       #9

    One benefit in the days of old, file recovery was a little easier if not overwritten.
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  10. Posts : 19,490
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #10

    If you must or feel you must de-fragment HDD, Disk SpeedUp - Free Defragmenter to Defrag Disk for Best Performance | Glarysoft is fastest and is SSD aware. Just one thing, pure defragment is not as efficient as with Optimize option.
    One more thing, full defrag puts as much strain on HDD as many month of normal work so it should be used sparingly if at all.
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