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What you mention is only half of my problem. Durring the process as the fragmentation is getting lower, more and more light blue blocks are visible, Defraggler relocates sometimes the half of the harddrive. Such files are moved to another place, that weren't even listed in the fragmented files list. That is ok, if our goal is to make the largest possible homogeneous free space on the drive. But what is if i deleted some files during the day, i created some and so on. Free spaces were made in the used space, and Defraggler wants to make it homogeneous even if it takes about 15 minutes to move files. The fragmentation was about 1%, ~57 Fragemnted files, ~30 megabytes. I deleted 3 gigabytes before and Defragger is still working, and my harddrive has the spooky noises. It is not worth the trouble, to move that much files. If Defraggler is daily scheduled, than it kills the hard drive slowly. For the defragmantation of the mentioned 30 megabytes it moved the whole Netbeans and Openoffice and more (none were listed). The number of fragmented files after 20 minutes are still 40. Something is not good in the core.
Hy All! I only have one suggestion: Defraggler should use more buffer memory. I think it's unacceptable, that it took about 8 minutes to defrag about 270 files - 87 megabytes! I made a new system disc from a harddrive, i used it only for storaging before. Well it had such noises, that i never heard earlier. Scraching, tearing, clacking noises. It was tooooo much seeking for 87 megabytes. (i made my registration here, and it was still working. 87 megabytes) Wouldn't it be easier to sort the file pieces, if they were read into a big buffer (lots of [smaller] files read in), and than written out in one step each after another, without that much seek? I wouldn't mind if it takes 2 or 3 hundred of megabytes from the ram (or more!), just don't shorten the lifespan of the harddrive, with the unnecessary seeks. The hard drive is a western digital wd4000aajs, not a high speed model, but reliable. First partition of the drive. 9,3 gigabytes of 30 gb used. All smart data is ok, so the drive should be ok. It can create truecrypt partitions with 80 mb/s, so the sequential speed is also ok. Thank You for reading this post! Xiau.Ling Hungary