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    Cool Auslogics Disk Defrag 3.4.0.0 Pro

    May I have some opinions about using the topic program?

    I'm not looking for opinions, pro or con, on using a defragger, but, I would like to know if a user has any expierience at all using it.

    All opinions will be helpful & appreciated as well.

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    I used it for quite some time each time I created a new Image. I forget now exactly why I decided to switch. The app worked fine. I now just use the default Win 7 app and it seems to work fine. Perhaps it was a nag screen that I sometimes got asking me to consider other apps from Auslogics, I really do not remember.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Myers View Post
    I used it for quite some time each time I created a new Image. I forget now exactly why I decided to switch. The app worked fine. I now just use the default Win 7 app and it seems to work fine. Perhaps it was a nag screen that I sometimes got asking me to consider other apps from Auslogics, I really do not remember.
    The default Win 7 app you referred to, is it the Windows Defrag? I was discussing the pros and cons of Auslogics with my son and he informed me that he heard that Windows 7 defrags itself. Is that true or false?
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    Since I'm not allowed to express an opinion one way or the other, I simply point you at Disk Defragmentation – Background and Engineering the Windows 7 Improvements particularly the final short paragraph.
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    Win 7 defrag does not run itself you must start it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Myers View Post
    Win 7 defrag does not run itself you must start it.
    Windows 7 Help and Support says otherwise:

    In Windows 7, Disk Defragmenter runs at regular intervals when your computer is turned on, so you don't have to remember to run it.
    It's scheduled to run once a week at an early hour in the morning.
    However, you can change how often Disk Defragmenter runs, and at what time of the day.
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...-run-regularly

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    I stand corrected. It seems if I left my PC running all the time wasting all that energy it would run all by itself. Since I'm very energy conscious I do not do this so I have to start it manually.
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    @Ted, you should not have to run it manually unless you've modified the default task settings. By default, the task is set to run as soon as possible if a scheduled start is missed.

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    I have been using Auslogics Disk Defrag for quite a while. I prefer it to Windows Defrag for several reasons - you can always see what it's doing and get reports once it's done; it is very fast, faster than any other defragmenter I've ever tried - just this is a good enough reason for me to choose it over others, as I hate when something on my computer is taking forever; it is very light, barely noticeable when it comes to using system resources. It's just a good solid program in my opinion that is well suited for the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher View Post
    Since I'm not allowed to express an opinion one way or the other, I simply point you at Disk Defragmentation – Background and Engineering the Windows 7 Improvements particularly the final short paragraph.
    My what a long article, but so informative. I've been running Windows 7 for over a year and never knew about the particulars of using Windows Defrag. Don't misunderstand me, I knew it was there and I scheduled it to run at a certain day and time. What I didn't know was that it was scheduled to run automatically when my computer was turned on.

    Thanks so much for helping to lead me into being slightly more computer literate.

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    I have used 3.2.1.10 (it came with my Toshiba laptop, running XPpro) no problems at all.

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    I use free Auslogics Defrag all the time it is an excellent program, very fast and trouble free, I also use there free Registry Cleaner program, also there free Auslogics Duclicate File finder, trialed there paid more complete program but prefer those stand alone versions.

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    Can't tell the difference

    We used Auslogics defrag on a couple of our XP computers and it worked OK, but we could tell no significant difference in bootup time or program loading compared to using Windows XP's own defrag feature. I seem to recall that Auslogics defrag completed faster, and didn't they claim to move frequently used programs to the beginning/outer edge of hard drive disk for faster loading as well as make files more contiguous? If so, we saw no big improvement, just a faster defrag process. There are other considerations, however. The old hard drives we were defragging back then probably had transfer speeds of between 40MB/sec. - 60MB/sec. so even if Auslogics made things load a little faster would you even notice? Nowadays our "regular" hard drives achieve 96MB/sec. - 110MB/sec. transfer speed but we're running Win 7 which definitely handles defragging very well on its own. But, hey, those drives are now for storing data not for running Windows so the absolute speed is not an issue and there's not much defragging needed, anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by starvinmarvin View Post
    I seem to recall that Auslogics defrag completed faster, and didn't they claim to move frequently used programs to the beginning/outer edge of hard drive disk for faster loading as well as make files more contiguous?
    System files smart placement*

    *This feature is disabled by default. You can enable it under the Algorithms tab in the program settings.

    http://www.auslogics.com/en/support/...t/disk-defrag/

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    Quote Originally Posted by starvinmarvin View Post
    We used Auslogics defrag on a couple of our XP computers and it worked OK, but we could tell no significant difference in bootup time or program loading compared to using Windows XP's own defrag feature. I seem to recall that Auslogics defrag completed faster, and didn't they claim to move frequently used programs to the beginning/outer edge of hard drive disk for faster loading as well as make files more contiguous? If so, we saw no big improvement, just a faster defrag process. There are other considerations, however. The old hard drives we were defragging back then probably had transfer speeds of between 40MB/sec. - 60MB/sec. so even if Auslogics made things load a little faster would you even notice? Nowadays our "regular" hard drives achieve 96MB/sec. - 110MB/sec. transfer speed but we're running Win 7 which definitely handles defragging very well on its own. But, hey, those drives are now for storing data not for running Windows so the absolute speed is not an issue and there's not much defragging needed, anyway!
    As has been noted many times in Windows Secrets columns, modern dual-core or better computers will not usually notice much improvement with disk defragmentation.

    The one exception may be if you update programs frequently, or if you are trying out new programs and discard them frequently. Then defragmentation, disk cleanups and Registry cleanups may be useful. Otherwise, little benefit seems to result, even with Smart Placement.

    Older, slower single-core PCs may experience benefits when defragmented regularly.

    That said, I do find that some disk space is saved in both the physical hard drive and in System Image Backup Archives, when I use Auslogics before backing up. Especially when I use CCleaner and the CCleaner Registry Cleaner before doing the defragmentation.
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