By Hardware_Jinx ·
I'm thinking of defragmenting my 1T hard drive with a third party application, UltraDefrag.
Can I run another process, eg BitTorrent, at the same time?

AMD Athlon 64x2 3600
Windows 7 Ultimate

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Probably not

by santeewelding In reply to Defrag

I ran mine -- Defraggler -- last night. I clocked out of W7Pro and into Safe Mode with minimal, which meant no networking, so as to not confound the process.

The one, as you propose, is antithetical to the other.

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by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Probably not

You used that 'antithetical' word. That's a nifty little nutshell.

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I feared

by santeewelding In reply to Oooh.

But, knowing going in, that it would be lost. Our student friend will probably report me to the PTB as, unhelpful -- both cryptic and inimical, to boot. Probably unfriendly, too.

Hear that, whoever listens?

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The purpose

by NexS In reply to Defrag

Of defragmenting your drive is to arrange data on your drive to optimize the drive's disk space and to maximize reading.
If you're running applications you'll be saving more data places, which defeats the purpose of defragmenting.

Make a choice between downloading and defragmenting.

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I would add

by santeewelding In reply to Defrag

To my personal sage, Nexus, that my drive is but 80Gb. At that, it takes a good half hour once a week. Yours, Hardware_Jinx, specially if you are remiss about this procedure -- well: good luck.

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Better not to

by TobiF In reply to Defrag

Formally, it might be ok to run these tasks in parallel, but I wouldn't even try. The less files you have open (and the less other processes are using the hard drive) the quicker and better result from the defragging. So, a little patience with downloading while defragging would probably pay off.

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Thank You

by Hardware_Jinx In reply to Defrag

Thanks everyone for your help.


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