"O&O Defrag" compared to "DiskKeeper" - Opinions?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Mark Conrad, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. Mark Conrad

    Mark Conrad Guest

    I already have O&O Defrag, seems very fast on Vista.

    Any DiskKeeper advocates out there?

    Am thinking of comparing the two: wise or unwise?

    Thanks.

    Mark-
     
    Mark Conrad, Oct 20, 2007
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    Jake Guest

    I have used O & O, Diskeeper en Perfect disc. I prefer the latter one,
    because it has a slightly better interface. Another possiblity is to use
    Norton 360, which has a defrag built in.
    As far as defragmenting your disc is concerned, there is no noticable
    difference between those 4.
     
    Jake, Oct 22, 2007
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    Benjamin Guest

    Your final decision would ofcourse depend on which software meets your
    specific needs because no two systems are alike. That said, of the
    three, my personal pick is Diskeeper Pro 2007, and I use it because it
    is fast, offers dual defrag modes for each volume, uses very few
    resources during a defrag, and very crucially- never freezes, locks up
    or displays any sort of instability on my systems. The last point is
    extremely important for me personally. YMMV. Good luck in your
    selection.
     
    Benjamin, Oct 22, 2007
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  4. Mark Conrad

    Mark Conrad Guest


    Thanks everyone, I will try the suggestions.

    Mark-
     
    Mark Conrad, Oct 23, 2007
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    kleczerx Guest

    I found fault with O&ODefrag 10.0.1634ProX64. My OS Vista x64 with SP1
    V.275. Prior to SP1 being introduced Defrag worked well, and even after
    installing a fresh copy of Defrag after introducing SP1 things look good
    at first; but eventually two faults occur. In SP1 mode, O&O Defrag
    normally makes reference to a permanent temp file which then has its
    pointer removed such that the drives are not referenced in the O&O
    Defrag's window upon opening. You need to go to Vista's "Programs and
    Features" to right-click the O&O Defrag item and select "repair" to
    re-active O&O Defrag.
    But the worst and second fault is that after installing O&O Defrag and
    rebooting Vista, Vista will enter a rotary booting sequence which cannot
    be overcome. Even selecting "last working" reboot, on the black screen,
    or using the Vista DVD Disk "repair" mode will not rescue you and allow
    entry into Vista. In my case, I always keep a working C:Drive Image
    without O&O Defrag, by Norton Ghost, to return my OS. the people at O&O
    need to correct this fault. I proved this on two workstations and many
    clean Vista OS installs to find this fault.
     
    kleczerx, Nov 15, 2007
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