This is really first time for me. Few days ago, I asked my readers what disk defragmenter they are using. Among the suggestions, I chose Diskeeper 2007 Professional just want to try it’s performance. After installed the defragmenter, I run the application.
The Defrag Process
First, I start defrag my E (installed applications; 60Gb) drive, then D (my documents, works, etc; 40Gb). Both drives only took about 10 minutes to finished. My first impression is, I think this will be my best disk defragmenter. But the next thing that happen had completely chopped down the impression.
After defragged E and D, I defrag my C (Windows files; 20Gb) drive. But do you know how long does it takes to defrag my C drive? Almost two days taken to defrag the drive and even two days, it is still not finish defrag the C drive. It is only 81% completed and suddenly Windows gave me warning that there is not enough space in my C drive. Maybe Diskeeper used to much space when defrag and forcing Windows to give the alert. So after one day and hours waiting, I stopped the defrag process and restart my computer. After the computer restarted, the C drive back to normal and 7Gb free spaces available in the drive.
So my opinion is, Diskeeper requires a lot of disk space to defrag hard disk. So make sure that you have quite a lot of free spaces before you decide to use this software.
But maybe those who have using Diskeeper for long time know better than me. Does this ever happen to you? Usually how long does it take to defrag your Windows drive? [tags]diskeeper, disk, defragmenter, drive, fragmentation, windows[/tags]