Gazette reader Thomas W. begins with some findings cited by a well known computer magazine in Germany:
Here’s some interesting news regarding the Magic Defrag ‘controversy’: the German computer magazine C’t – well known for its objective side-by-side tests – tested Diskeeper 9 and Norton’s Speed Disk versus the Defrag built into Windows XP. The consensus of the article was that Diskeeper does not provide much of an advantage over Windows Defrag. Furthermore, Norton’s Speed Disk (v.18) ran for hours and actually made matters worse (Source: C’t issue 21, published 10/4/2005, page 178-183). C’t did not test Ashampoo Magic Defrag as I do not believe it was released at the time of the writing; however, you now have some vindication for your opinion that big name software does not automatically infer quality software.
Lockergnome reader James T. concurs with Thomas:
If Heriberto was ‘in the know’ about quality software, then he should have heard of Ashampoo and Magic Defrag! For him to babble on about Magic Defrag being ’2nd-rate software’ just voids his expertise on the subject. Plain and simple.
As for Magic Defrag: I can tell you firsthand…
[Continue reading Magic Defrag: Vs Diskeeper, et al?, Part 2]
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