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Postby faithfoo on Tue May 30, 2006 10:05 pm

I used to have 40 Gb in this 2.5 inch hard disk but now I have deleted them .
besides formatting the hard disk by NTFS

1) SHOULD I STILL defragment disk ( and not analyse ) , UNDER PROPERTIES
a) how often should I do defragment

2) is there a need to do error check ( UNDER PROPERTIES ) for
a) AUTOMATICALLY FIX FILE SYSTEM ERRORS
b) SCAN & ATTEMPT RECOVERY OF BAD SECTORS
c) how often should I do an error check

3) partitioning helps in a way to prevent one bad sector from corrupting the other
a) how do I partition the 40 Gb into 4 partitions ?
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Postby faithfoo on Wed May 31, 2006 10:14 pm

0) I confirm that after I first partition in 3 partitions; then I reformat by NTFS; then I defragment, then I error check ?

1) Some say that if I format by NTFS ; there is no need to de fragment ; If I still defrag ment once a month; I think it’s not harmful to the hard disk

2) what hard disks is considered new ; which is a better brand ?
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Postby hoxlund on Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:49 am

for defragmenting windows hard drives use diskeeper:

http://www.diskeeper.com/defrag.asp
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Postby Savage790 on Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:34 pm

I would recommend PerfectDisk:

http://www.raxco.com/products/perfectdisk2k/

I've tried a lot and this is my choice for almost 2 years now.
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Postby hoxlund on Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:47 pm

thx for the reply, just got perfect disk 7.0.46 workstation edition

going to test both, but so far from perfectdisk comparison with diskeeper, perfectdisk seems a lot better
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Postby texascbx on Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:27 am

I vote for perfectdisk.
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Postby hoxlund on Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:46 pm

thx again for the perfectdisk recommendation, i love the boot time defrag
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Postby Savage790 on Sat Jun 03, 2006 8:21 am

You are welcome! :wink:
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Postby hoxlund on Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:15 pm

btw just finished hl2 - episode 1, very short

there saying 6 hours of gameplay, i started at 11am, finished at 3:15pm

4 hours

but was a very good game
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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:20 pm

hoxlund wrote:perfectdisk seems a lot better
can you say why?

hoxlund wrote:i love the boot time defrag
diskeeper has that too.
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Postby hoxlund on Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:03 pm

perfect disk seems to do a more thorough job, hard drive doesn't become fragmented again as fast
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