How long does defrag take?


  1.    28 May 2007 #31
    Bob Guest

    RE: How long does defrag take?


    Hi Daniel,

    I think 14 hours seems a bit long for defrag to run, but in Vista I have
    found that when you do a defrag it does it to all drives and partitions where
    earlier versions you could select a drive and just do it. As an example;
    normally defrag only takes 30-40 minutes on my machine but yesterday I added
    120 gig of music to one of my HDD and then I ran defrag and it took 2 hours
    to do.

    "Daniel" wrote:

    > Hi
    >
    > I have a PC running Vista Ultimate, it has the following specs
    > CPU- P4 3.2 HT
    > 2.5 Gig RAM
    > 256 Meg Graphics Card.
    > 2 x 160 Gig Hard Drives (1 is 10,000RPM)
    >
    > Both hard Dives are a bit less that 40% full.
    >
    > Defrag has has been running for 14 hours so far,
    > is that normal? (last defrag was in May)
    >
    > thanks
    >
    > Daniel
    >
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    28 May 2007 #32
    Plato Guest

    Re: How long does defrag take?


    Daniel wrote:
    >
    > I have a PC running Vista Ultimate, it has the following specs
    > CPU- P4 3.2 HT
    > 2.5 Gig RAM
    > 256 Meg Graphics Card.
    > 2 x 160 Gig Hard Drives (1 is 10,000RPM)
    >
    > Both hard Dives are a bit less that 40% full.
    >
    > Defrag has has been running for 14 hours so far,
    > is that normal? (last defrag was in May)


    Internet cache files and temp files can add hours do defraggings. Delete
    all your temp files first, including internet cache.


    --
    http://www.bootdisk.com/


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    25 Aug 2007 #33
    occam Guest

    Re: How long does defrag take?


    Daniel wrote:
    > The same PC used to run XP and Defrag to a couple of hours in total.
    >
    > cheers
    >
    > Daniel
    > "Haydon" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    > news:n9mdnQ2_galaX8TbRVnygwA@pipex.net...
    >> Only done it once so far as I have only had the PC a week, but it took
    >> quite a few hours on my PC. However, that was only one drive and it was
    >> fairly empty.
    >>
    >> One of the things I don't like is that it gives you no feedback AT ALL on
    >> what it is doing and how long it will be.
    >>
    >> I don't know if you remember the Windows 98 defrag, it took forever, but
    >> at least you could see what it was doing and because you knew it was going
    >> to take a long time, you would do it over night. Windows XP was good,
    >> because it was quick and you could see what is was doing.
    >>
    >> I have no problems with it taking a while if it needs to, as long as you
    >> know it's going to take a while. But, when it just says 'This may take
    >> from a few minutes, to a few hours', this is very, very poor!
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Daniel" <none@none> wrote in message
    >> news:OOXElAIoHHA.4552@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>> Hi
    >>>
    >>> I have a PC running Vista Ultimate, it has the following specs
    >>> CPU- P4 3.2 HT
    >>> 2.5 Gig RAM
    >>> 256 Meg Graphics Card.
    >>> 2 x 160 Gig Hard Drives (1 is 10,000RPM)
    >>>
    >>> Both hard Dives are a bit less that 40% full.
    >>>
    >>> Defrag has has been running for 14 hours so far,
    >>> is that normal? (last defrag was in May)
    >>>


    Daniel

    Have you thought about using a 3d party defragger (rather than the
    vanilla defragger of Vista?)

    I recommend JKDefrag (currently v3.16) - it is fast, open source, and
    informs as it goes...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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