Buzzsaw On-The-Fly Defragmenter

Buzzsaw On-The-Fly Defragmenter

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 65 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1
  • Total Downloads:
    137,478
  • Date Added:
    April 28, 2003
  • File Size:
    175.53KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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Buzzsaw truly is a do-it-yourself defragmenter for those who require no interface and who like to work in DOS. The program consists of two executables, one that runs in Windows and monitors your system in the background as you work, defragging whenever it detects a change. The other, which runs only from the DOS command-line prompt, does defragging based on parameters selected by the user. In our tests, defragging results were decent but did not noticeably improve system performance. The included help file is basic and may not answer all questions. The most worthwhile part of this program is the component that monitors your system--the user-unfriendliness of the on-demand defragger suggests that you use Windows' built-in utility instead.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.9

    out of 65 votes

    • 5 star 42
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 14
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    out of 65 votes

    • 5 star 42
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    • 3 star 3
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    • 1 star 14
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1 stars

"Just Like a Virus"

January 23, 2010  |  By yfnetm

 |  Version: Buzzsaw On-The-Fly Defragmenter 1

Pros

Easy Download

Cons

Does nothing. won't work, won't remove

Summary

It's just like a virus: once you get it in your computer, it doesn't come out. It doesn't do anything when you activate it but sit there, so it must be a virus in disguise. SHAME ON YOU C-Net: you let a virus in.

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2 stars

"adware?"

December 19, 2006  |  By anselina

 |  Version: Buzzsaw On-The-Fly Defragmenter 1

Pros

I've been using this for a while now and it seems good.

Cons

I recently updated to the latest version, but it seems there is adware in it.

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3 stars

"Does what is ssays, no more, no less."

August 01, 2006  |  By Pretzel40k

 |  Version: Buzzsaw On-The-Fly Defragmenter 1

Pros

You don't have to stop what your doing so you can just leave it running in the background.

Cons

Very basic. No visual representation of the hard disks.

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1 stars

"Latest verson is 2.1.1"

July 22, 2006  |  By WHRoeder

 |  Version: Buzzsaw On-The-Fly Defragmenter 1

Cons

This is very old version

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3 stars

"Pros and Cons"

July 13, 2006  |  By Larry77

 |  Version: Buzzsaw On-The-Fly Defragmenter 1

Pros

The defragmentation process is effective and really on-the-fly.

Cons

The installation instructions are not very clear and at times, having dificulties installing the program.

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4 stars

"On the fly? Isn't that too risky?"

May 17, 2006  |  By hdo_1985

 |  Version: Buzzsaw On-The-Fly Defragmenter 1

Pros

On the fly defragmenting can be very dangerous, i mean, if the computer suddenly crashes, a file could be lost the program was actually working on. But i will take that risk because this program is DEFINITELY doing something useful. :)

Cons

I miss a logfile. The changes should be logged, and i would like to see the filename, the program is actually working on.

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5 stars

"As good or better as XP defragmenter and free."

April 30, 2006  |  By simonjohn2004

 |  Version: Buzzsaw On-The-Fly Defragmenter 1

Pros

Shows you whats being done on screen, the Buzzsaw home site has a DirMS to go with buzzsaw this is even better. On my xp defragmenter I stiil had those white lines(free space not defragmented) on the analisys with these programs everything was one single blue then green section.

Cons

None

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2 stars

"Messes up registry"

December 20, 2005  |  By ibh0bbes

 |  Version: Buzzsaw On-The-Fly Defragmenter 1

Cons

Messed up my registry by adding like 2000 entries. Hard to clean them up.

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5 stars

"Used DIRMS.EXE instead from website. Awesome results!"

November 15, 2005  |  By twmueller

 |  Version: Buzzsaw On-The-Fly Defragmenter 1

Pros

I actually did not use buzzsaw, but instead went to the authors site and downloaded DIRMS.EXE 1,2,2,0. Extracted it to c:\ went to start, run, typed cmd, DOS screen opened, changed directory to c:\, typed in "dirms c -q", and it ran like a charm. Did have to let it run overnight since I have a 60Gig drive. The next day, programs loaded faster and IE screens popped up instantly. Even fixed a sound problem I had on one program. As stated in the help file on the website, This is NOT for Win98. If you can read, you can run this program!

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4 stars

"Excellent program... for advanced PC users"

September 08, 2005  |  By kestrel83

 |  Version: Buzzsaw On-The-Fly Defragmenter 1

Pros

This nifty little program helped my files from getting fragmented, and helped improve the read-and-write speed of my hard disk. Overall, it speeded up my computer. I tend to delete and install new stuff everytime (especially from Download.com!), so this helps keep my disk neat and tidy.

Cons

Most ppl don't understand the need for defragging, and these ppl are also the ones who are just basic PC end-users. DIRMs is not for those who love eye-candy and Buzzsaw is not much to look at either, despite being DIRMs' GUI. Needs a healthy amount of experience in DOS environments (for DIRMS), so this is strictly for the pros and computer junkies only. Noobies keep out!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Mind Array Technology
Publisher web site http://www.dirms.com/
Release Date April 28, 2003
Date Added April 28, 2003
Version 1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 175.53KB
File Name dirms.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 137,478
Downloads Last Week 8
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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