Thanks ReadOnly.ReadOnly wrote:- Defragmentation speed improved by up to 30%.
- Optimized free space algorithms.
- Re-architected scheduling manager.
- Improved the fragmentation calculation during Defragmentation.
- Fixed keyboard support for scheduler.
- Minor UI tweaks.
On maybe a separate topic, dramatic speed improvements seem to be important in the actively developed defrag programs I've seen lately. UltraDefrag for example distributes multiple distributions based on processor to maximize speed.
I'm not doubting that Piriform puts out good software, but I'm wondering if speed-of-optimization is really the key feature of interest for defrag programs. I liked for example how MyDefrag (not portable) has multiple different profiles based on time frame. So a daily, weekly, and monthly algorithm. There's also Smart Defrag which supposedly puts the most used files on the inner ring of the drive, making accessing them much faster.
Unfortunately, that appeals to what I think I know about drive fragmentation on FAT/NTFS-formatted drives. Does anyone really know anything about this? At this point I'm using Ultra Defrag because its open source.
(I realize this may be a non-problem ... any advantages of one defragmented hard drive over another are going to be milliseconds difference anyway, I'm just curious.)