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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sredna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 January 2018 at 4:23am
Originally posted by MagicAndre1981 MagicAndre1981 wrote:


default tool is fine. all 3rd party tools are snakeoil, which improve nothing.


Obviously not true. Advanced defraggers have options to move files to a either the start or end of the drive and if the goal is to minimize the size of a virtual disk you want all files at one end before you zero the free space (if the virtual disk is also compressed because longer runs of zero blocks will compress better).

This is also useful for real physical drivers. Stuffing large video files etc. at the end of the drive (the slow part of the drive) so the faster parts are free for other things.
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SDelete 2.01 (Jan 7th 2018) is out. I haven't had a chance to test it yet.

I'd keep the 1.61 .exe's until you're sure this release works right.


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Some objective test results for v2.01.

[S: is a NTFS drive with 9.00GB free]

Quote Timer 1 on: 12:43:31

SDelete - Secure Delete v1.61   [32-bit. No 64-bit version]
Copyright (C) 1999-2012 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

SDelete is set for 1 pass.
Free space cleaned on S:\
1 drives zapped

Timer 1 off: 12:47:12  Elapsed: 0:03:40.76


Timer 1 on: 12:47:12

SDelete v2.01 - Secure file delete [32-bit.]
Copyright (C) 1999-2018 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

SDelete is set for 1 pass.
Free space cleaned on S:\
1 drive cleaned.
Timer 1 off: 12:54:23  Elapsed: 0:07:11.15


Timer 1 on: 12:54:23

SDelete v2.01 - Secure file delete [64-bit.]
Copyright (C) 1999-2018 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

SDelete is set for 1 pass.
Free space cleaned on S:\
1 drive cleaned.
Timer 1 off: 13:01:37  Elapsed: 0:07:13.93


So v2.01 is about 2x slower at clearing free space than v1.61. It also "hangs" at 100% for some minutes. I'm sticking with v1.61. Wink

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