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    worldpease's Avatar always annoying
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    Hey, does the defragmentation proces afect the HardDrive?,
    even in long term?
    I just heard that, but I donīt believe it.
    Is it true or not?

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    S!X's Avatar L33T Member BT Rep: +5
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    Not that i know of, it helps it!

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    it rearanges the data on your HDD, so yes, it effect it, but not more than normal reading/writing..........

    and physically your hard drive doesnt gain anything from it (except that you'll be stressing it less since your OS has easier access to it)

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    Money Fist's Avatar Che-Che get the yayo
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    yea but as it rearragnes files isnt that stressing the hard drive?
    my computer always need a good 10hour defrag session
    and man it gets VERY hot


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    I defrag every night, it stops all those long defrag sessions. If your disk is getting very hot you should have a disk cooler.

    I also use Diskeeper Pro, rather than the crappy offerings from Microsoft and Symantec.
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    worldpease's Avatar always annoying
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    Yea, I defrag. like every two weeks,
    and it only takes an hour at most.

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    ya if you defrag often it could actually be helping the drive because it will have an easier time reading the files.

    The more often you do it, the less time it takes to defrag as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco_2004
    ya if you defrag often it could actually be helping the drive because it will have an easier time reading the files.

    The more often you do it, the less time it takes to defrag as well.

    Yep ,I have my Diskeeper on screen saver mode . It defrags while I'm away from my computer. @ Fiber If your computer takes 10 hours, a program like Diskeeper would help. Takes me less than 20 seconds.


    Link: https://filesharingtalk.com/vb3/showthread.php?t=82741

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    KhalidB's Avatar Khalid Boussouara
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    You shouldn't need to defrag a lot but you can also reduce fragmentation other ways:

    Create a seperate partition for swap and the temp folder
    Get disk partitioning software (you know where to get this)
    Move the swap file before moving the temp folder
    Set the swap file to a fixed size

    Dont use a browser cache
    Are they really necessary any more?
    In IE set it to as low as possible
    In Mozilla set the size to 0kb

    In Bittorrent allocate and zero on creation
    As soon as you start a DL it created the file and puts zeroes in it
    This reduces fragmentation
    Azureus can do this. So can many other BT clients
    Defrag before you start a big download

    I do all of the above. The only things on my system which really end up fragmented are log files which are a couple of kilobytes. These aren't exactly thrashing the disk. You probably know all this anyway but there are people who don't.
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    I use Perfect Disk and defrag once a month. Acutally, I defraged yesterday. And I heard that defraging actually lowers the life of the harddrive as its doing mass reorganization.
    blah blah blah... whatever...



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