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    defrag program

    I was using paid version of perfectdisk 6 on my win xp pc. I now use win 10. Is there a freeware disk defrag program that does a really good job or is a paid verson the better route?

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    If you have an SSD, DO NOT DEFRAG! You will just wear out the drive.

    If you mean for a hard drive, I use Defraggler. It's free.
    https://www.piriform.com/defraggler

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    Noticed if you try to defrag a SSD now in Win 10, Trim is run.

    But I just use the native Win 10 defragger with Win 10.
    XP was a different story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midknyte View Post
    If you mean for a hard drive, I use Defraggler. It's free.
    https://www.piriform.com/defraggler
    Thanks... I haven't defragged in a couple of years on my Win 7 machine..

    I love the "time remaining" > 1 day (greater than one day)

    The older Auslogics that I was using got flagged several times by Malwarebytes
    "They say "don't try this at home" so I'm coming over to your house to try it."

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    NP. I like the Piriform apps. And they also have portable versions.

    https://www.piriform.com/defraggler/builds

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    Midknyte, so I don't need to defrag my SSD or do anything to it? Why does the defraggler portable version from your link say system admins and advanced users? What is the difference between the installer or portable version?

    Steve R Jones, do you mean you haven't defragged any of your drives on your win 7 machine for the past few years?

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    Defragmenting the files on a hard drive is done to make access faster. If various sectors of a file are scattered across the platters on a drive, it can take several times as long to load the file than if the files sectors are all right together on the platters. There are no rotating platters on an SSD - all sectors take the same amount of time to read, and SSDs have a limited number of read/write cycles before the sectors degrade, so there is no benefit to defragmenting SSDs and a benefit to NOT defragmenting them.

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    Midknyte, so I don't need to defrag my SSD or do anything to it?
    SSDs have TRIM, which is basically a cleanup procedure. TRIM is supported by Win7 and up. You don't need to do anything else.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trim_%28computing%29

    There are a few features in the installed version of Defraggler that aren't supported by the portable version, such as boot time defrag. If you are just doing a normal defrag, the portable version is just fine. You're not going to be doing defrags on your boot drive anyway, so that's a moot point.

    https://www.piriform.com/docs/defrag...ing-defraggler

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLS View Post
    Steve R Jones, do you mean you haven't defragged any of your drives on your win 7 machine for the past few years?
    Yep...and I live on this machine all day long... Way back when, my brain used to make me think my computer was race car fast after a defrag. And I used to spend a lot of time trying every speed tweak on the internet.

    Now with the faster processors etc....tweaks are hardly noticeable.

    Instead, I spend a lot time scanning for malware

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