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Dec 10, 2001, 03:29 PM
 
I am looking for a good defragmenter for MacOS 9. I know that Norton is good but I rather not spend $100.00. I'm drawing a blank on who offers defragmenters and when I searched VersionTracker under "Defrag" and "Defragmenter", nothing relevant came up.

Any suggestions or recommendations?

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Dec 13, 2001, 12:36 PM
 
I wouldn't go so far as to say that the Norton defrag utility is good. I'm amazed how much stuff you have to go through just to get a defrag. You have to run several utilities that resulted in some mixed-mixed up data in Quicken. In the end, it optimization wasn't that good either.

I've heard alot of good comments for DiskWarrior by Alsoft (www.alsoft.com). It also got a great review in this months MacAddict. If you're looking for a less expensive solution (DiskWarrior is $70), Alsoft also makes just a defragger called PlusOptimizer (only $30). I haven't heard any comments or reviews but Alsoft seems to be a good company.
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Dec 13, 2001, 03:16 PM
 
It seems strange to me that Apple doesn't offer a simple defrag program. I know that they don't want to complicate thigns by showing that upkeep is needed, but it's a pain after a few years of not having one and having a noticeable speed loss.
     
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Dec 13, 2001, 05:13 PM
 
Originally posted by loudpedal:
<STRONG>I wouldn't go so far as to say that the Norton defrag utility is good. I'm amazed how much stuff you have to go through just to get a defrag. You have to run several utilities that resulted in some mixed-mixed up data in Quicken. In the end, it optimization wasn't that good either.

I've heard alot of good comments for DiskWarrior by Alsoft (www.alsoft.com). It also got a great review in this months MacAddict. If you're looking for a less expensive solution (DiskWarrior is $70), Alsoft also makes just a defragger called PlusOptimizer (only $30). I haven't heard any comments or reviews but Alsoft seems to be a good company.</STRONG>
Thanks you for taking the time to help. It is appreciated.

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