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Message started by Christer on Jun 2nd, 2015 at 7:31am

Title: WinXP Defrag versus Auslogics Defrag
Post by Christer on Jun 2nd, 2015 at 7:31am
In this thread the discussion was going off topic:


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And Ghost 2003 or 11.5 makes a great Defrag program for my XP drive(s)
I just do a Partition to Image backup followed immediately by a Partition From Image (Restore) and the HD is re-written in perfect order with no spaces between files and of course, NO Fragmentation.


I responded:


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I assume that you never use the Windows 7 defragmenter. When I restore an image (Ghost 2003) and run the Windows 7 defragmenter, it takes a while for it to rearrange the files. Maybe, after restoring an image, there is no fragmentation but the disk/partition is not "optimized"?

When I use the Auslogics Disk Defrag, immediately after an image restore, it is much quicker and it seems to have a different opininion on "optimized".

Maybe a new topic ... :-/ ...


OC responded:


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I do test a LOT of software, and after a test run of the Auslogic's Defrag, I looked at the HD with the Defrag program in Win-XP and 'What a God awful mess' !!!   There were files scattered from one end of the partition to the other, and spaces all over the place.  That just invites more fragmentation.
I had to use Ghost, running a backup + restore to get things back together again.

No more Auslogic programs for this old tech.


I was referring to the Win 7 defragmenter, OC to the Win XP defragmenter and I thought that we might be comparing apples and oranges.

I restored an Image of my WinXP partition and took a few screenshots of the results. I can only add two attachments to each post which means that there will be four posts, this one and the next using Auslogics Disk Defrag:

1a - Auslogics analyze after restore.JPG
1b - WinXPdefrag analyze after restore.JPG
1a_-_Auslogics_analyze_after_restore.JPG (191 KB | 523 )
1b_-_WinXPdefrag_analyze_after_restore.JPG (129 KB | 531 )

Title: Re: WinXP Defrag versus Auslogics Defrag
Post by Christer on Jun 2nd, 2015 at 7:33am
... and the next two screenshots:

1c - Auslogics after defrag and reanalyze.JPG
1d - WinXPdefrag analyze after Auslogics defrag.JPG

I don't see the "God awful mess" after using Auslogics that OC told about.
1c_-_Auslogics_after_defrag_and_reanalyze.JPG (190 KB | 538 )
1d_-_WinXPdefrag_analyze_after_Auslogics_defrag.JPG (129 KB | 537 )

Title: Re: WinXP Defrag versus Auslogics Defrag
Post by Christer on Jun 2nd, 2015 at 7:35am
Next, I restored the same Image once more but used the WinXP defragmenter:

2a - WinXPdefrag analyze after restore.JPG
2b - Auslogics analyze after restore.JPG
2a_-_WinXPdefrag_analyze_after_restore.JPG (129 KB | 528 )
2b_-_Auslogics_analyze_after_restore.JPG (191 KB | 543 )

Title: Re: WinXP Defrag versus Auslogics Defrag
Post by Christer on Jun 2nd, 2015 at 7:42am
... and the two final screenshots:

2c - WinXPdefrag after defrag and reanalyze.JPG
2d - Auslogics analyze after WinXpdefrag defrag.JPG

If anything, the "mess" seems to be more significant after using the WinXP defragmenter.
2c_-_WinXPdefrag_after_defrag_and_reanalyze.JPG (131 KB | 518 )
2d_-_Auslogics_analyze_after_WinXpdefrag_defrag.JPG (193 KB | 530 )

Title: Re: WinXP Defrag versus Auslogics Defrag
Post by Christer on Jun 2nd, 2015 at 8:03am
I forgot to mention that after each restore of the Image, I installed Auslogics Disk Defrag 5400 which left a few fragmented files in the first analysis.

The few files that after defragmenting still are fragmented, is due to Symantec LiveUpdate running in the background. (That bloody thing is unstoppable.)

Defragging using Auslogics took 3 min 14 sec.

Defragging using the WinXP defragmenter took 3 min 59 sec.

(Sorry about the attachments ... :-[ ... )

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