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Old 07-19-2005, 11:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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did you know that disk fragm is worser than virus. When i read the e-week maganzine, it said that disk frag can attack the drives, and slow them down. Virus is only external, and disk frag is internal, and can make your drives slow. did you know about this?
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I found it in e-week magazine. I don't read it in internet.
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Old 07-19-2005, 01:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Defrag is just reorganizing your files so they aren't in "clusters" and fragmented around your drive. It just makes accessing files quicker since the information for a particular file are organized together. It means it doesn't have to search your entire drive for seperate clusters of one file/folder.
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defrag takes ages longest ever thing
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Old 07-19-2005, 01:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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ok when i first read this i thought you said defragging your hard drives is worse than having a virus, after a re-read it seems you are saying that having fragmented files is worse then a virus. - i guess it depends on the virus but obviously fragmented files are not a good thing.
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Old 07-19-2005, 01:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I dunno aboot this one. viruses can literally break down and destroy important system files. fragmenting just slows down a HD. Viruses usually finish their dirty deeds in just a few hours, as fragmenting takes a month or so.

So yeah.. I'm gonna say viruses are still the worst threat to a computer eletronically.. physically? definately liquids like water or coffe.. or an angry computer user.
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Yup I agree it can take about 50% performance in some cases worse. Good to use that scheduler and defrag it once a month overnight.
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see, you learned a new stuff here.
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Fact: Highly defragmented Hard drives = Monster Slow Down!! Da Bomb: Diskeeper Pro 9.0.
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