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Disk Optimization Threshold

I have Disk Optimization set to run "Automatically (recommended)"; however, it doesn't launch as frequently as I'd like (twice in 22 days vs. 1-4x daily at idle). 

Additionally, I'd rather it defragment at > 0% fragmentation; it logged "Optimization not required, currend disk fragmentation is 5%", which was really quite messy.

Is there a way, through the GUI or any other means, to view/change these thresholds?

Bonus round:  If it uses Windows defragmenter, is there a way to change the comman run to another defragmenter (i.e. MyDefrag)?

\\ZAPHOD: Win7x64pro; 4.2GHz Sandy Bridge; 8GB DDR3-2133; Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4, 2xGTX580 SLI; Crucial m4 128GB SSD (64GB RST cache); WD 2002FAEX; Seagate 2TB LP, 500GB 7200.10; Enermax Galaxy Evo 1250W; APC RS1500; Antec 1200 | Beta box \\BEEBLEBROX: Win7x64ult; 3GHz Conroe; 4GB DDR2-900; Gigabyte P965-DQ6v3.3, GTX260; 5x250GB WD Blue 4xRAID0; Enermax Platimax 600w; APC RS1500; Antec 902

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Kudos0

Re: Disk Optimization Threshold

NSS 5.1.0.29

\\ZAPHOD: Win7x64pro; 4.2GHz Sandy Bridge; 8GB DDR3-2133; Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4, 2xGTX580 SLI; Crucial m4 128GB SSD (64GB RST cache); WD 2002FAEX; Seagate 2TB LP, 500GB 7200.10; Enermax Galaxy Evo 1250W; APC RS1500; Antec 1200 | Beta box \\BEEBLEBROX: Win7x64ult; 3GHz Conroe; 4GB DDR2-900; Gigabyte P965-DQ6v3.3, GTX260; 5x250GB WD Blue 4xRAID0; Enermax Platimax 600w; APC RS1500; Antec 902
Kudos0

Re: Disk Optimization Threshold

Hi,

Norton 360 uses Windows's own defragmentation mechanism, so if it is telling the software that is no need for defragmentation it will not run it. It will run defrag only when Windows tells it so. It is usually around 10% if I remember well.

Windows 8.1 Embedded Industry Pro x64 Hungarian, Norton 360 v21.5.0.19
Kudos0

Re: Disk Optimization Threshold

I have Disk Optimization set to run "Automatically (recommended)"; however, it doesn't launch as frequently as I'd like (twice in 22 days vs. 1-4x daily at idle). 

Additionally, I'd rather it defragment at > 0% fragmentation; it logged "Optimization not required, currend disk fragmentation is 5%", which was really quite messy.

Is there a way, through the GUI or any other means, to view/change these thresholds?

Bonus round:  If it uses Windows defragmenter, is there a way to change the comman run to another defragmenter (i.e. MyDefrag)?

\\ZAPHOD: Win7x64pro; 4.2GHz Sandy Bridge; 8GB DDR3-2133; Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4, 2xGTX580 SLI; Crucial m4 128GB SSD (64GB RST cache); WD 2002FAEX; Seagate 2TB LP, 500GB 7200.10; Enermax Galaxy Evo 1250W; APC RS1500; Antec 1200 | Beta box \\BEEBLEBROX: Win7x64ult; 3GHz Conroe; 4GB DDR2-900; Gigabyte P965-DQ6v3.3, GTX260; 5x250GB WD Blue 4xRAID0; Enermax Platimax 600w; APC RS1500; Antec 902
Kudos0

Re: Disk Optimization Threshold

I see.  I haven't found anything yet that denotes a scheduled go/no-go; the help file just suggests defragmenting at 10%+.

From MSDN blog:

"In Windows XP, any file that is split into more than one piece is considered fragmented. Not so in Windows Vista if the fragments are large enough – the defragmentation algorithm was changed (from Windows XP) to ignore pieces of a file that are larger than 64MB. As a result, defrag in XP and defrag in Vista will report different amounts of fragmentation on a volume."

DEFRAG /A also states this.  That explains the low 5% (it was much higher per old paradigm). 

I ran DEFRAG F: /A (analyse only) and it showed 1% fragmentation and "You do not need to defragment this volume".  This also created a Windows Event Log entry. "...defragmenter successfully completed analysis ..." 

I ran DEFRAG F: /V (verbose output) and it did defragment the volume, reporting 1% pre- and 0% post-defrag; it defragmented two files.  This also created a Windows Event Log entry. "...defragmenter successfully completed defragmentation..."  

cf. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff458356.aspx

In looking in Windows Event Log at the last time Norton automatically ran defrag, Event ID 258, "...defragmenter successfully completed analysis ..." for each volume.  It appears Norton is running DEFRAG /A and deciding not to defragment based on its output.

My question now is, can the analysis/decision-making be removed from Norton Disk Optimizer task?

\\ZAPHOD: Win7x64pro; 4.2GHz Sandy Bridge; 8GB DDR3-2133; Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4, 2xGTX580 SLI; Crucial m4 128GB SSD (64GB RST cache); WD 2002FAEX; Seagate 2TB LP, 500GB 7200.10; Enermax Galaxy Evo 1250W; APC RS1500; Antec 1200 | Beta box \\BEEBLEBROX: Win7x64ult; 3GHz Conroe; 4GB DDR2-900; Gigabyte P965-DQ6v3.3, GTX260; 5x250GB WD Blue 4xRAID0; Enermax Platimax 600w; APC RS1500; Antec 902
Kudos0

Re: Disk Optimization Threshold


RoloX2 wrote:

My question now is, can the analysis/decision-making be removed from Norton Disk Optimizer task?



Unfortunately not :(. This is how Norton 360 workes, and can not be modified.

Windows 8.1 Embedded Industry Pro x64 Hungarian, Norton 360 v21.5.0.19
Kudos0

Re: Disk Optimization Threshold

nuts

Honestly, Norton Disk Optimizer, then, can't hold a candle to the Win7 default configuration (Task Scheduler, daily).

\\ZAPHOD: Win7x64pro; 4.2GHz Sandy Bridge; 8GB DDR3-2133; Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4, 2xGTX580 SLI; Crucial m4 128GB SSD (64GB RST cache); WD 2002FAEX; Seagate 2TB LP, 500GB 7200.10; Enermax Galaxy Evo 1250W; APC RS1500; Antec 1200 | Beta box \\BEEBLEBROX: Win7x64ult; 3GHz Conroe; 4GB DDR2-900; Gigabyte P965-DQ6v3.3, GTX260; 5x250GB WD Blue 4xRAID0; Enermax Platimax 600w; APC RS1500; Antec 902
Kudos0

Re: Disk Optimization Threshold

Hi,

can you please tell us the exact version of your Norton product?
1. Open the main window
2. Click on Help & Support -> About menu
3. On the About window find the version number (it will look like this: 5.1.0.29)

Thanks!

Windows 8.1 Embedded Industry Pro x64 Hungarian, Norton 360 v21.5.0.19

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