What I learned this morning…


… Don’t run your disk defragmentor on your laptop when it’s not plugged in. My battery went down fast! It seems so obvious in hindsight.


On the bright side, the defragmentor kindly told me after it had drained my battery down to 20% that it was stopping the defragmentor because it was low on juice. 


I would have been impressed if it had warned me before hand. Something like “Warning! Your computer is not plugged in. Running a disk defragmentor will suck your batteries dry. Do you want to continue?”.


I think it’s that sort of friendly polish that gives people a warm fuzzy feeling about a product.

Comments (3)

  1. Mark Webb says:

    Diskeeper has an option to automatically disable when not plugged in, and does a great job of keeping the disk clean.

  2. Brandon says:

    Maybe instead of saying Warning, it could very politetly point out that you need to Plug your Laptop in so it won’t have to stop midway through?  But the Warning is good to, I could just see people just clicking the OK button without reading what the message actually says.

  3. Chicks Dig It Big says:

    Dude, that is so obvious. I’d never try defragging on battery. My battery drains fast enough when I’m programming.