I am looking for the Best HD Defragmenter/Optimizer

By GWillford ยท 6 replies
Sep 18, 2004
  1. I am looking for the BEST Hard Drive Defragmenter/Optimizer. I have tried Nortons Speed Disk and was Unhappy with the results and I have also tried Executive Softwares Diskeeper 8.0 Professional and was very Displeased with the results. Can anyone tell me wht the BEST defragmenter/Optimizer is for Windows XP home edition. I am trying to optimize the performance of my Hard Drive and have yet to find a program that meets my needs. Thank you for your help.
  2. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    What exactly are you looking for?
    What didn't you like about Norton Speed Disk or Diskeeper 8?
    What do you mean by "the BEST" defragmenter?

    There is nothing wrong with the two utilities you mentioned.
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    I partly agree with Nic, nothing beats Diskeeper!
  4. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    My favourite is O&O Defrag.

    Diskeeper is good, but on my newest PC (nForce2) it makes WinXP unresponsive and appear to lock up whilst diskeeper is active (despite being set to normal priority). Works fine on my old KT266 mainboard.
  5. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,345   +13

    And there's also PerfectDisk, which is what I use. I think it does a good job, but seems to me that Diskeeper is a little faster.

    Not sure about O&O, but as with Diskeeper, you can try the PerfectDisk trial and see how you like it.
  6. Lucas V

    Lucas V TS Rookie

    Why not use the Windows Defragmenter? It has always worked fine.
  7. m4dxdpd

    m4dxdpd TS Rookie Posts: 16

    If you're not looking for speed of defrag, but quality...I'd go with System Mechanic 4 ...What it does, is pack all your file to the front of the HD instead of just looking for the next open space to shove the file into...It takes a long time to complete it...but when it's done...you'll really notice the speed increase of your page filing!!!

    :D http://www.iolo.com/sm/4/index
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