When IT pros encouraged users to defragment their hard drives, they often recommend utilities that are built into the individual's operating system. But when it comes to defragmenting their own machines, IT pros all seem to have their favorite third-party defrag utility. During this TR Dojo episode, I'll look at four, free defragmentation utilities that are popular the TechRepublic members, including:
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. He was most recently Managing Editor for TechRepublic Pro. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.