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 how you use your computer to create a defragmenting routine that's tailored to your needs. The actual defragmenting process only takes a few minutes -- even on huge drives. At any time, you can see your drive visualized in colorful charts and graphs. These make it easy to see how you're using your space.
From a visual standpoint, the advantages of using the Pro version of Disk Defrag Pro might not be noticeable at first; Auslogics claims to have included an optimized set algorithms to help boost disk read and defragmentation performance. The Pro version's biggest advantage was most noticeable in its reporting ability. After completing a scan, Disk Defrag Pro spits out a detailed report of system performance before and after scan. You can track your performance variation throughout the week to monitor how well your disk functions overtime. And while these added features may be of value to power users, general users may find the free counterpart to be sufficient for casual PC maintenance. In either case, check it out for 30 days and see for yourself.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Auslogics Disk Defrag Pro 4.2.1.