Here's an SMP friendly program that I really like.

mosin

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This is a small command line defragmenter that defragments, compacts, etc., etc. It uses both processors, and it defragments locked files, too. It is fast and easy to learn. It outruns O&O because it utilizes more of both processors than O&O does. (freeware)
It's especially nice for defragmenting a large file, like a VTS file over a gigabyte, for example.

To sum it up...I love it.


Unzip the .exe to System32.
dirms
 

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Master [H] said:
Cool. Not SMPing it here, but I'm all for good free software. :D
It runs both processors on my K7D. Go figure.

(I'll try it on my bp6.)
 

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Wait... this is basically a disk defragger, like the one built in windows?
 

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It's command line, and it lets you select the way you want it done. It also utilizes both processors....on my machine, anyway.
 

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Hmm... command prompt eh... sounds complicated. I didn't know there are preferences when you defrag... Also, what do you do after you put it in system32? Double click it?
 

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There are instructions on the website that will print out on a couple of sheets. You start a command prompt, (I go to run and type cmd) and you run it from there.
\dirms c -q will do a fast defragment of C:, for example. \dirms c compact will compact the files on C:, and \dirms c -q compact will do both. There are other simple commands....you get the idea.
 

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Ahhh The good ole command prompt. :) Slackware has forced me back... Memories of DOS 5, 6, 6.22 :D
 

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I hang out at General Software a lot, and people post good links there. I was hesitant to post a software link here because no one ever does, but I figured you guys were always on the lookout for programs that take advantage of dual processors, so I went ahead with the thread. I'm glad some of you guys tried, and like it. I thought it was pretty neat when I first saw it. I use it after I rip a DVD because it is fast. :)

By the way, Buzzsaw defragments in the background. I have O&O for that already.

By the way # 2...defrag is a resident command on XP, but the dirms defrag is more flexible.
 

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Carnival Forces said:
hmm...will it work on non-SMP systems?

No. But you can use two systems and run it between them...


j/k :p

Yes, it works fine on single-CPU systems.
 
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