DirMS and Buzzsaw


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Defrag On-The-Fly or use as a scheduled defragger.  Use the free version or register for full functionality.


DIRMS and Buzzsaw are programs that are used for the defragmentation of hard drives.


Defragmentation of a hard drive will improve a computers performance.  It will also (in theory) increase the reliability of a hard drive.


A file is fragmented if the entire file is not located in the same location on the hard drive.  When a file is fragmented, the computer must search for each fragment separately.  Large files can have hundreds or thousands of fragments.


Currently, there are 3 supported programs for defragmentation as described below:


Program 1:  DirMS-S

This program allows the user to defragment hard drives with a user-friendly GUI (Graphical User Interface).  DirMS-S performs the initial defragmentation of the drive and Buzzsaw-S keeps the drive defragmented “on-the-fly”.


This program runs as a Windows Service.  All user accounts on a computer can be given access to this program.  Admin rights are only required during installation.


Supported Operating Systems:  Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows2000, Windows2003 and Windows XP.  DirMS-S does NOT support WindowsNT.


The new version of DirMS-S finds file roughly 10 times faster and utilizes 7 times less memory than previous versions.


Program 2:  Buzzsaw-S

This program continuously keeps hard drives defragmented with “on-the-fly” defragmentation.  It monitors the drive and detects when fragmentation occurs.  Once fragmentation occurs, the program automatically corrects the fragmentation.  It waits until the CPU usage is minimal before performing the defragmentation.


Initial configuration of Buzzsaw-S is done from a user-friendly GUI (Graphic User Interface).  After the initial configuration, defragmentation is automatic and no action is necessary by the user.  Buzzsaw-S will be automatically started after rebooting of the computer.


This program runs as a Windows Service.  All user accounts on a computer can be given access to this program.  Admin rights are only required during installation.


Supported Operating Systems:  Windows 7, Windows Visata, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, and Windows XP.  Buzzsaw-S does NOT support WindowsNT.


Program 3:  DirMS-CL

DirMS-CL is executed as a command line program.  It is recommend for advanced users.  This program can be used to implement scheduled defragmentation.  See Scheduled Task Help.  DirMS-CL can only be used with Admin Rights.


The new version of DirMS-CL finds file roughly 10 times faster and utilizes 7 times less memory than previous versions.

Supported Operating Systems:  WindowsNT, Windows2000, Windows2003, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.


These programs can be downloaded and used for free.  The free versions have limited functionality and must be re-registered on the DIRMS website every 30 days.


OS and File System versions supported.

These programs can be used with Windows XP, 2000, 2003, Vista, and Windows 7, and NT (not all versions support NT) and with the file systems NTFS, FAT32, and FAT.  For more information see OS and File System versions supported.


What can DIRMS and Buzzsaw do that other defragmentation programs cannot?


Windows Built-in Defragmentation program -  Cannot perform On-the-Fly or scheduled defragmentation.  Does not do a good job defragmenting drives that are very full or have very large files.  Does not do partial file defragmentation.


Other Defragmentation programs – Usually expensive, especially for Server versions.  Most don’t do On-the-Fly or scheduled defragmentation.  Most don’t do partial file defragmentation.  Some don’t perform well with very full drives.