I know that but for some reason, the defragger in XP is much slower than Diskeeper (probably to get people to buy it ). I've defragged someone's computer with the XP defragger and it took it almost an hour to finish, even though it wasn't very bad. Diskeeper has dealt with worse fragmentation on my machine in just a few minutes.FLaRe85 said:You guys realize that Executive Software, the guys that market Disk Keeper, are the ones that wrote the defraggmentation API that exists in 2000/XP, right (notice the similarities in the defrag client)? Almost all defrag software that I know of use this API and should exhibit fairly similar performance.
n_w95482 said:I know that but for some reason, the defragger in XP is much slower than Diskeeper (probably to get people to buy it ). I've defragged someone's computer with the XP defragger and it took it almost an hour to finish, even though it wasn't very bad. Diskeeper has dealt with worse fragmentation on my machine in just a few minutes.
/me remembers the sector by sector problem in the 98 defragger >_<.
I use the normal max disk performance setting, the max free space setting is only available if you schedule a defrag in the program (still takes a small amount of time to do). I've used the normal XP defragger on my computer as well (a while back) and it was super slow.WindHydra said:Just a few minutes? Maybe you used different defrag method (like no free space defrag). The program alone can't account for such difference.
That was back in 2003 or so that I used the XP defragger. Diskeeper has breezed through first time defrags (new OS install) pretty quickly as well.WindHydra said:So you already defragged with the XP defragger, no wonder the diskeeper run is much faster (since many files never frag), especially big files like video or isos which takes forever to defrag.
You should try running XP's defragger right after installing XP onto newly formatted partition then. It won't take long since most files are small (I tried). And fundamentally diskeeper is the same as XP's defragger since MS was too lazy to write one and was confident the NTFS don't need defragmentation, so it just bought Executive's :nod: Diskeeper only gives more options, but if you use the same settings they are the same.n_w95482 said::hdbash:
Have you actually looked at what a newly formatted drive looks like? It's fragmented to hell!