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Kudos0

Defragmentation Never Does Anything!

I've been using N360 for almost a decade now. I believe in that time, in-between different computers, it actually went through with defrag once. What on Earth is the point of me wasting 20 min by initiating it manually, even when prompted by a performance warning, only to see it return "Disk fragmentation is at 11%/14%/7%? Okay.... how about make that 0%? No? Is there an override for this, within the program (no point paying for this if the solution is to use the free Win software or 3rd party).

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Kudos0

Re: Defragmentation Never Does Anything!

Norton uses the built in Windows defrag so you may as well just set a schedule on that, and ignore the Norton option.

Windows 10 Home X 64
Kudos0

Re: Defragmentation Never Does Anything!

disk fragmentation is natural and shouldnt be concerning unless there is a high degree of file fragments.  the defrag tool simply moves and reorders data on the disk to help improve read times.  the instant something writes to the disk you will like be fragmented again.  If you reach 7%, I would stay that is pretty good and to not waste any more time.

as far as settings to change when N360 suggests a defrag, there probably isn't one.  I use Norton Security and it just runs every so often and I don't think about it.  If you can schedule it to run overnight then you will likely never see it again.

Kudos0

Re: Defragmentation Never Does Anything!

Hello

With today's new hard drives, it even isn't necessary to run a defragmentation  every so often. It isn't necessary to run it every night.. If you have SSD drives, then you should never defrag.

Thanks.

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Kudos0

Re: Defragmentation Never Does Anything!

7% is really good. Like actually, really good. When it comes to HDD's, it's just how they are. As Floplot mentioned, it is not that necessary as modern ones have ways to go about it. And if you are worried about fragmentation in general, SSD is your best friend. The read/write speeds alone make it worth the investment.

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