... I personnaly don't use PD any longer, I have switched to PuranDefrag V6 which better suits my needs, but there must be some hard-core PD fans here and there...
MerleOne, would you mind telling us why you switched and like Puran better? The feature set seems to be largely similar to me.
Hmm, that's a long story. For one, I was not happy with PD having some task always running on in background. Not the case with Puran when you don't activate auto-defrag. I find Puran to be much faster to defrag & optimize, I find the optimized disk to run as fast or faster than when defragged with PD. Boot Time Defrag is also working fine.
Folders are placed at the beginning of the partition, which makes more sense than PD solution (at the end of all files).
One thing I am missing from PD : the offline defrag without reboot for non locked disks. AFAIK, this is rather unique.
- Re-defrag is often quicker with Puran than with PD.
- You can chose not to optimize file placement, just folder placement, which is enough for partition that contain only data (in most cases).
Like Carol, I stayed with PD version 6 since I found next version had too few improvements. I did try RXSuite, which was a cut-down version of PD, packed with other uninteresting tools, just a "marketing gone wild" product, and Raxco was suddenly less attractive. Funnily enough, Puran Defrag, which I discovered through Donn Edwards Blog and his "Defrag shootout
", is now also in version 6.
There is still room for improvement with Puran, like the possibilty to exclude files from a size criteria (like in SmartDefrag from IObit), it's certainly less polished, but I just say this : try it on your system - after a full image backup of course