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jeff17

join:2000-12-11
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reply to jaykaykay

Re: Puran Defrag - I am not touting anything...

Has anyone ever proven that defragging changes performance at a perceptable level?

clocks11

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said by jeff17:

Has anyone ever proven that defragging changes performance at a perceptable level?

Not that I have seen. I think it made a larger impact years ago, when drives were slower. The last test I saw from MaximumPC, some of the defrag programs actually made performance worse! (start-up times, shut down times, etc...)

I think defrag programs are similar to screen savers in a sense. 15 years ago they supposedly helped prevent burn-in on your monitor, but now they are not needed due to better technology.

I would love to see an independent test, not sponsored by a defrag company, that shows real improvements from defragging your hard drive.


sivran
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Hell even years ago, you could just (*gasp*) turn off the monitor.