De-frag question

  peterleemaxwell 19:59 21 Mar 2003

I have just been reading in a mag.(Computeractive), that a person had a hard drive fail and asked if by de-fraging too much had done some damage.
I always thought about once a month was right but also seen somewhere in another mag., that had said once a week.
What is the general view?

  rct 20:01 21 Mar 2003

As often as you feel necessary... weekly at least for me. It won't do any harm.

  peterleemaxwell 20:03 21 Mar 2003

Thanks rct

  Andsome 20:05 21 Mar 2003

With Norton System Works 2003 I have mine configured to de-frag automatically in the background when the disks are 95% unfragmented. The system disk is 20GB, and the storage disk is 80GB.

  Scouse 20:06 21 Mar 2003

I Defrag about once a fortnight and am happy with that.


  Nick1 20:14 21 Mar 2003

I analyze my HD once a week and defrag when W2K tells me that I should. that works out at about once a month or so.

  peterleemaxwell 20:15 21 Mar 2003

Thanks to all who helped

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