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Hi, I have been running Defraggler version 2.21, and wanted to update to the new version 2.22, so I bought it. I uninstalled version 2.21 restarted my PC & installed version 2.22. The moment I activated it & it opened it detected my HDD drive as SDD, & the program just locked up. windows had to close it.  So I uninstalled it restarted my PC several times & reinstalled it, same thing, it detected my HDD drives as SSD, & again the program locked up. I then uninstalled it again and put my old version back in, reactivated it, & it works fine, detected my drives as HDD. I am running windows 7 professional 64 bit. service pack 1, on a Acer Desktop. Does anyone have this same problem, or does anyone know a fix, as I have sent Piriform 4 emails & not heard anything back. Maybe I will have to file a claim to get a refund, as I sure can not run the new version 2.22  DOES ANYONE HAVE THIS SAME PROBLEM ??   OR A FIX ????????

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Same problem as DJ above -

I am using free Defraggler.   It is incorrectly identifying my hard drive as an SSD.

And showing that my hard drive is 33% fragmented, which is impossible because I check it weekly and keep it under 10%.

I am running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.  Samsung laptop.

I went back to earlier version, it shows hard drive correctly, but says I am 33% fragmented now!!

And the graphic shows empty rows interspersed in-between active rows.  (sorry, I am not very technical)

By the way, SPECCY has same problem!!   The latest version shows incorrectly that I have an SSD!!

I am running full defrag on latest version of Defraggler.  I hope that I am not messing up my hard drive!

Note: Unlike DJ, the program has not hung up.  Its defragging....14 hours to go.  Watch this space!

Regards

Robert

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Defraggler is really screwed up!!!

I ran for 3 hours, was 45% completed and went from 33% to 28% fragmented.

I had to shut down my computer and run out for a while.

Two hours later, I ran Defraggler when I opened computer, and when started up it showed 43% fragmented!!

What the hell!!   Now it shows 40% completed and says its 39% fragmented!

Now I am considering uninstalling Defraggler altogether.

 

 

 

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I finally finished a full defrag.

Came down from 43% to 37% fragmented

What a mess!

I then closed program, and immediately re-opened it.

Ran Analysis - its show 41% fragmented now.

I don't recommend using Defragger. 

It's got problems.   And, of course, it wrongly identifies my hard drive as an SSD.

Robert

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I uninstalled Defragger.

Opened the Windows Disk Defragmenter that comes standard with Windows 7 Pro.

I ran the Disk Defragmenter.

It showed 0% defragmented cells.  ZERO! 

0% - not 41%

WTF!!  You tell me what's wrong with Defraggler!

Robert

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Windows defragger doesn't see things that defraggler does, for instance locked system files and hybernate and (I think) system restore points.  I believe, though haven't used defraggler in a while, you can disinclude some of these in defraggler's settings.

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I am having the same problem as D J and Robertlaw.  I have been a long-time user of Defraggler Pro, and the application has run without incident for years.  This upgrade spooked me from the beginning when it claimed that my WDC HDD is a SSD, which it most definitely is not.  I have not run the app since the upgrade, and based on the comments above, I'm glad I didn't.

My OS is Windows 7 Enterprise SP1, fully patched, running on a Lenovo T430 laptop with 16 GB RAM and a WDC 1 TB HD.  If you would like to roll back to the previous version of Defraggler Pro (v2.21.993), you can find it here: https://filehippo.com/download_defraggler/70072/.

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Windows 10 v1803 on an Acer Aspire V5-531 laptop. Hard drive is a Seagate ST320LT020-9YG142. Previous versions of Defraggler correctly identified it, but v2.22.995 says it's an SSD. Windows sees it as an HDD, so does Acronis Drive Monitor.

 

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Yip also have this with 2.22.995 on Windows 7 Pro 64

The drive is about 10 years old - def not SSD! Speccy correctly identifies it, even lists the correct rpm speed for this model, but Defraggler is confused :wacko:

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Hi this is Robertlaw again.  Read my earlier messages above first.

Last week I uninstalled Defraggler.   It showed at three different times when I defragged my hard drive that my system was 33%-45% fragmented.

Which I new to be ridiculous and inaccurate as hell.  In five years of using earlier versions of DF, the results have never gone over 8%  Plus DF incorrectly states that I have an SSD, which I don't.

As I stated above, after uninstalling DF,  I used the Windows 7 pro defragmenter.   It showed 0% defragged!!

Anyways, for the fun of it, I just now re-installed Defragger, latest version again.  

Sure enough, its still incorrectly shows I have an SSD which is untrue.

I ran Analysis (and Analysis) only.   It says my hard drive is an acceptable & believable 7% defragged!

I am not going to run the Defragger!   Who the hell knows what damage it could do.  This software is VERY SCREWED UP.

I advise everyone to skip this version.  There are major problems with this.

By the way, I am loyal fan of Piriform.  I have been using Defragger and Speccy and CCleaner for more years than I can remember!!

Know this as well:  Both Speccy and CCleaner also wrongly identify my 8 year old 500 GB hard drive as an SSD!!!

What gives Piriform!!!   Someone's asleep at the switch!   (I still love ya!)

Robert 

 

 

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- Question: Doesn't a SSD and a HD have some information stored somewhere in e.g. the firmware that tells the Piriform's software if the storage device is a SSD or a HD ?

- I had some problems with a Hitachi Travelstar drive in the past. The documentation for that HD I pulled up from the interent told me that it contained a 512 byte information string. That documentation also told me what the meaning was of each byte & bit that was stored in that information string.

https://1drv.ms/b/s!AluvxwylJSzygS-MO-XBZoGZnA40

- I have an external USB 500 GB SSD and Defraggler does correctly recognize it's a SSD.

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Long, long, looonng, running bug with DF and CC.

Admins are aware.

no resolution in sight.

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12 hours ago, kosimek said:

Roll back to Defraggler  2.21.993 (if you still have it or can get it). It identifies them correctly.

sadly it does not.
I have stayed on v2.21 and for my current 2.5" SSD it correctly identifies but for my M.2 SSD it detects as a HDD.

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