I would like to purchase a good defrag program, I have been told about O&O, and Diskeeper 10 and PerfectDisc, anybody have any experience with these programs that can offer some advice?
I use Diskeeper 10 - can’t say if it’s any better than the others though, as I don’t use them.
Works well for me.
Is it 40.00USD better than the defrag in XP Pro?
I’d say it’s better than the XP Pro defrag. - my system is noticeably faster after a session.
Well I have to say that is encouraging. Now if I could get some feedback on the others I could make an informed choice. Some even defrag your system memory. I tryed a free version of O&O but does not have full fuctionality so I can’t get a good idea of it.
I use O&O Defrag Ver 8 Professional and find that it works well for me. Defrags way faster then Windows defrag system.
Thankyou platinumsword, I am going to buy one of these programs, I am running XP Pro SP2 and find that a better defrag process is needed than the one integrated into XP Pro.
I used Diskeeper 9 for about 2 years - and it was ok-
I changed to PerfectDisk 7 about 6 months ago - and am very satisfied with it - reasonably fast and certainly not a system resource hog-
O & O is $45 and I found PerfectDisk here for $32 shipped:
The advantage of PerfectDisk over Diskeeper is that PerfectDisk consolidates the files on your hard drive whereas Diskeeper does not - and some users of Diskeeper report some hard drive problems when they used the program-eh!
Look at the responces to my thread here:
I am doing the trial version of Diskeeper 10 now, I will try the trial of O&O after this trial is done, I have it set to drfrag every 8hrs or when the Screensaver is activated. I’ll let you know. The 15 bucks more for O&O isn’t going to kill me if it is really that much better ( I got that from your thread)
The only drawback was this article:
Where the reviewer complains about the ‘system hogging’ of the software-
I was so tired of the Norton ‘Bloatware’ that I didn’t bother with the o & o-eh!
Your review article on O & O is three years old, and is about Ver 6. Here is a updated review
I use PerfectDisk v7.0 it’s way better then Diskeeper v10
I also use Perfect Disk 7.0.
There was a thread here a little while back discussing Perfect Disc v Diskeeper. Consensus , depending how you read it , was that Perfect Disk did a better job from what I remember.
I prefer O&O over Diskeeper, but that’s a personal preference.
(Did you know that Windows 2000’s German release was almost delayed because Diskeeper’s former management had connections to Scientology?)
One more recomendation for PerfectDisk!
Great defragmenter. I’m using it for almost 3 years.
hey listen up,
0&0 is the very best of all. Diskeeper is big ******** especially this company has coded the Windows Defrag. ==> laughable
(Diskeeper seems good(schedule, grafik, speed) but it’s not)
About PerfectDisc, I don’t know much but seems not so good.
Noone has so much knowledge and experience like 0&0.
Also many Computer magazines tell that 0&0 is the best.
When using 0&0 Defrag 8.5 Prof, I always take the “Complete/Name” Method.
Enjoy the speed.
It seems as if O&O has an edge here. Its a little more expensive but I think its worth it, I have read about Diskeeper 10 and many have said its just a glorified Windows defrag with a different GUI.
Might have to give O&O or PerfectDisk a go myself
I just bought O&O Professional, now to choose a defrag method, there are so many. I think Complete/Name in the Toolbar named “Defragmentation” will be my first try.
Let us know what you think :)…might help those of us with the same dilemma