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Scan or Defrag

by ginnpr / March 27, 2007 5:29 AM PDT

I forgot which I am supposed to do first -
Thanks for any help

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Doesn't matter
by jackson dougless / March 27, 2007 6:12 AM PDT
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You only need to run scandisk if you have suspicions of a problem. You never need to run a defragmenter. Drives today do not benefit enough from defragmenting to justify the strain put on the drive from the process. There are a few exceptions to this rule, but none likely apply to anyone coming to a site like this.

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Scan, here's why.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 27, 2007 6:24 AM PDT
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You want to be sure your drive is in good shape before asking for the defrag and chance it mangling your data. Need proof? Check our Storage forum...

Bob

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