Re: Different defrag programs
Brian Cryer, ye spur-galled measle, heaven truly knows that thou art as
false as hell, ye agonised:
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> Why is it that different programs take different lengths of time? When I
>> used to
>> use the default Windows XP defragger, I'd have to run it overnight it
>> took so
>> long (120Gb drive in 2 partitions). Then I bought Perfect Disk. It still
>> took an
>> hour or two. Now I use a free program called Auslogics Disk Defrag. I
>> actually launch it and sit there and watch it do the job, taking a few
>> on all but my C drive, which maybe takes 7 or 8 minutes. I'm assuming
>> it's doing
>> a good job despite the short length of time it takes. What's up? Thanks.[/color]
> Different defrag programs take different lengths of time because:
> * They do different things - for example, defrag a file or defrag it and
> optimise the positioning of the file.
> * Use different algorithms<BITCHSLAP>[/color]
Doing "different things" is the same as using "different algorithms".
> - controlling both the order in which they do things and the sequencing of
> files (if they shuffle files around).
> * Written by different teams, so some will be better coded than others.[/color]
BWAHAHAHAHA! All Windows defragers use the Windows Defragmentation API. How
many different ways are there to tell the OS the "MOVE THIS FILE TO THAT
> If Auslogics Disk Defrag only takes a few minutes but others take
> significantly longer then its possible that its skipping files.[/color]
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Of course, the fact that the Auslogics's UI uses smoke
and mirrors to entrance the user has nothing to do with perception, right?
> If you do a "defrag -a c:" (to get a rather cruide indication of
> fragmentation) then does this change before and after the defrag?[/color]
What are you going to tell him if he says yes?
> Have you tried jkdefrag?[/color]
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH! A Gawd-awful piece of trash if ever there was one.
> It has the advantage that it can be run as a screen saver, so if you are
> away from your pc for any significant length of time it can kick in. Its
> also free.[/color]
Real meaning: He has absolutely no idea about Auslogics defrag.
> Be aware that if you "sit there and watch it do the job" then you are
> probably wasting more time than you will get back from having defragged
> your disk. YMMV.[/color]
So what? It's his time. What concern is it of yours what he does with his
> Brian Cryer
> The complete and utter techo-moron.[/color]
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