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Auslogics Disk Defrag Pro review

Auslogics Disk Defrag Pro aspires to replace the basic Windows defragmenter, offering useful features like Disk Zone and Free Zone optimizations. It has a very informative interface with all the options you need and includes statistics, reports, and scheduling, but it isn't the fastest of utilities.

Pros

Very customizable: Auslogics Disk Defrag Pro does not only standard defrag operations, but also lets you choose from different types of advanced defragmentation, use task scheduling, and check before and after results. It can handle SSD drives, as well.

Disk Zone and Free Zone optimization modes: Of all the available defrag modes, … Read more

Smart Defrag review

Smart Defrag 3 hits all the notes you'd expect from a defragger, but it is too aggressive in terms of advertising. It throws recommendations for other programs at you at every turn. Still, it makes up for that pestering with performance that rivals most defrag programs for Windows.

This program tries to replace Windows' default defragmentation widget by being more advanced and offering more style, features, and customizations. We're not kidding about replacing, either -- the program will turn off your usual defragmenter and install other programs if you don't uncheck those options during install, so be … Read more

Review: iDefrag for Mac analyzes and safely defragments your hard drive

Powerful and flexible, iDefrag for Mac helps you get the most out of your hard drives by featuring five separate defragmentation algorithms for different levels of fragmentation, each designed to minimize the risk of data loss. It's a potent app, but to enjoy its features you have to invest in the premium version; the trial edition comes with big limitations.

After a speedy installation, iDefrag for Mac informs you that the demo version allows you to tweak settings -- but not to defragment your hard drive. You begin by selecting the disk to be analyzed and, once you provide … Read more

Tidy up with MaxiDisk from Uniblue, now 65 percent off

Keeping a clean computer is akin to keeping a clean house. It takes a bit of elbow grease and time to tidy up. Having MaxiDisk from Uniblue (developer of PowerSuite) is like having a personal housekeeper for your PC. You may know what needs cleaning but it's always easier to have someone else do it for you. MaxiDisk helps save time by analyzing your hard drive for unnecessary junk files to be deleted, getting rid of outdated backups, and compressing large files to reclaim valuable storage space. If you're worried about what should and shouldn't be discarded, … Read more

Android Defrag FREE 1.0.0 Review

The name caught our attention: Android Defrag Free. Defrag Android? How? More to the point, why? Defragging doesn't benefit Android and can degrade flash memory. Some digging uncovered a partial explanation: The app doesn't actually defragment your Android device's flash memory and cards, although it suggests just that and even uses defrag-style graphics to drive the point home. But Android Defrag also claims to clear your caches and kill unnecessary apps and to delete and/or repair corrupted files. Unfortunately, so-called task killers usually aren't any more beneficial in Linux-based Android than file defragging. Android Defrag … Read more

Boost your computer's hard drive with Auslogic Disk Defrag Pro

Why settle for the default Disk Defragmenter in Windows when this powerful download is available? Auslogic Disk Defrag Pro offers better performance, more customization, and better statistics than most defragmenting programs. However, its top competitor is the free version of the software, which boasts most of the features you'll love about the paid version. They're just presented in a less polished package.

This software comes with a 30-day trial, but that's more than enough time to clean up your disk and test out the scheduling features. As soon as you open the program, it asks you about … Read more

Tidy up your hard drive with Auslogics Disk Defrag

Defragging your hard drive is an important part of system maintenance; regular defragging can improve performance by making sure that all the parts of each file are stored together, which makes it faster to access them. Auslogics Disk Defrag is a simple way to take care of this task. With a straightforward interface and a few useful extras, Auslogics Disk Defrag is a great choice for users of all skill levels.

The program's interface is plain and intuitive, featuring the classic cluster map that displays fragmented, unfragmented, and empty space. Auslogics Disk Defrag took 14 seconds to run a … Read more

Defragment on the go with UltraDefrag Portable

UltraDefrag is a free, open-source file defragmentation utility for Windows. It can defragment any system file, including the Registry. It's fast and powerful by design, in part because it skips fancy data optimization strategies in favor of speed and reliability. UltraDefrag Portable is a fully portable, fully functional release based on UltraDefrag's source code. It has three operating modes: a GUI mode, with a standard user interface; a console mode; and a native mode for advanced users. We tried the GUI mode, in part because we like to see a cluster map when we defrag our drives.

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Defrag your hard drive with UltraDefrag (32-bit)

Most Windows users are familiar with the Disk Defragmenter utility -- or, at least, they should be. Defragmenting your hard drive can improve your computer's performance by making sure that files are all stored in one spot on the disk. There are plenty of alternatives to the built-in Windows defragmenter, including UltraDefrag (32-bit). This program comes with a defragmenter and other optimization tools that can ensure that your computer is performing as it should.

UltraDefrag has a simple interface that will look familiar to anyone who's used this kind of software before. We clicked the Analyze button, and … Read more

Boost your system with Diskeeper 12

Condusiv's Diskeeper 12 Professional is the latest iteration of a premium file fragmentation utility that is suitable for home, enterprise, and server applications. It actively prevents file fragmentation and can defragment your drives regularly.

It doesn't defragment your SSDs, which shouldn't be defragmented, but they're not left out; a feature called Hyperfast optimizes I/O to maximize SSD performance and lifespan. Diskeeper also places our most frequently accessed files in the fastest area of the volume. Among the other new features in Diskeeper 12 are improved Alerting and Reporting mechanisms, a Disk Health feature that monitors … Read more