Today only. Giveaway Of The Day has Remo Drive Defrag 1.0 (PC) for $0 downloaded. Defragments hard drives, partitions and even selected files for faster load times and increased overall Windows performance.

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    WartHog Ben's cred: 67
    Posted 1:24 pm PDT 07/19/12

    Better to just format to ext 4 and run linux.

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    swreynolds Ben's cred: 377
    Posted 1:39 pm PDT 07/19/12

    Linux may be a better, safer system, but the fragmentation is just as bad on an ext4 disk which has a lot of data. The Linux algorithm only assures unfragmented files in the beginning.

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3704
    Posted 2:12 pm PDT 07/19/12

    lol, yeah of all the reasons people use an OS other than windows...

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    zzyzx Ben's cred: 173
    Posted 3:34 pm PDT 07/19/12

    Why is this defragger suppose to be a great bargain when there are so many other freeware defraggers available?

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    swreynolds Ben's cred: 377
    Posted 5:09 pm PDT 07/19/12

    I downloaded it. It runs very slowly. I deleted it. Auslogics is the fastest and best of the free defraggers. If you want to spend money, Perfect Disk is the best.

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    trobb Ben's cred: 10
    Posted 9:42 pm PDT 07/19/12

    Also, defragging is specifically for mechanical hard disk drives. Don't go defragging your new SSDs, it just wastes their limited write cycles with no performance gain because they access data digitally instead of from the spinning platters.

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3704
    Posted 10:06 pm PDT 07/19/12

    trobb wrote:
    Also, defragging is specifically for mechanical hard disk drives. Don't go defragging your new SSDs, it just wastes their limited write cycles with no performance gain because they access data digitally instead of from the spinning platters.


    Unless you have a lot of free space available on the SSD, then it may be better to defrag.

    Scenario 1: All your files stay where they are and the free space is constantly written to for temporary files so the cells get written to a lot while where *permanent* files are gets written to only once - wear leveling didn't work very well.

    Scenario 2: Lots of cells get written two a small # of times but a different area remains as free space when finished. This free space has only a small # of writes so it can withstand more, while the area that was previously free space with a lot of writes now has permanent files on it so it doesn't come near end of life as soon.

    Hope I explained this well enough to convey what I mean. The original idea not to defrag spread before anyone put thought into the other side of the equation. This becomes less relevant as time passes due to price per capacity dropping, people are able to afford larger SSD with more available free space... unless they try to fill the thing with videos or something so they still end up rewriting a lot to the same limited empty filesystem space available.

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    nextel2010 Ben's cred: 113
    Posted 1:07 pm PDT 07/20/12

    I thought wear leveling algorithms were intelligent (or had advanced) enough to address that issue as well. Oh well....

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3704
    Posted 1:36 pm PDT 07/20/12

    ^ The wear leveling will help average out writes to the remaining free space but it won't move existing data so all the cells get a similar # of writes.

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