My question: should I analyze the drive each week between scheduled (monthly) defragmenting?
After the analysis of both the C:\ and E:\ drives are completed, should I divide the number of files fragmented by those that aren't (example: 1000 fragmented files and 1,771,561 unfragmented files), and then to check the percentage (the result of diving the number of files fragmented by those that aren't) to see if it's 10 percent or more? And if it is 10 percent or more, then that's when I'd defragment one or both of my drives. Otherwise, leave well enough alone, correct? If none of this math is correct then what should I do to determine whether or not I should defrag based on the number of fragmented and unfragmented files?
Presumably, if the number of unfragmented files on drive C:\ is, for example, 1,771,561, then the number of those fragmented should reach at least 177,156 to make it necessary to defragment that drive.
My current MyDefrag stats show for my C:\ drive:
Fragmented files: 1,041
Unfragmented files: 124,792
Average gap: 212,156,416 B
Median gap: 24,576 B
Biggest gap: 237,725,655,040 B
Fragmented/unfragmented ratio: 0.0083 (so, no need to defragment this drive yet)
And for the E:\ drive:
Fragmented files: 6
Unfragmented files: 6,989
Average gap: 4,359,143,424 B
Median gap: 57,344 B
Biggest gap: 122,475,110,400 B
Edited by ReturnOfMario, 09 March 2013 - 04:03 PM.