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Disk SpeedUp

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Glaryutilities' Disk SpeedUp is a free standalone utility that analyzes, defragments, and optimizes your disk drives or individual folders. It offers manual and automatic defrag options as well as automatic shutdown after defragmenting finishes.

Like many system utilities, Disk SpeedUp has a colorful interface with large, clearly labeled buttons and tabs labeled Defrag Show and Settings. The Defrag Show tab showed our two disk drives and their capacity, free space, status, and percentage of fragmentation. In the middle was a standard defrag map, while at the bottom of the interface, Disk SpeedUp displayed tabs with our three partitions, each with individual graphs and data. To the left, three prominent buttons let us choose Defrag Now, Auto Defrag, and Schedule options. We chose both hard disks and all three partitions. We could analyze, defrag, or optimize our selected disks or folders as well as pause or stop the operation.

Disk SpeedUp claims "smart" defragmentation methods that speed up and improve the process. We can't swear to their effectiveness other than to note that this tool is certainly fast. The color-coded defrag map gave us a good visual indication of the state of our disks. We could check for updates, but there's no Help file, though the developer's Web site offered some information. Under Settings, we could change the language, integrate the program with Windows startup and context menus, set defragmentation and optimization parameters, and add files to the Exclude List. When scheduling an automatic session, we could select defrag, optimize, or both.

There's nothing wrong with the built-in Windows disk defragmentation tool, at least nothing that Disk SpeedUp won't fix, first by dramatically speeding up the defragmentation process and second by optimizing the disk by moving large files to the end of the drive and other means.

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    • 4 star: 5
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 0
  • Current version:

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Best Feature -- It's Free"

    January 12, 2014  |   By Red_Kangaroo

    Version: Disk SpeedUp 1.4.0.888

    Pros

    Very fast analysis
    Scheduled scan started on time.

    Cons

    Promises a lot; but does not deliver.

    Summary

    This afternoon I have run this program more than 50 times. De-fragmentation is not yet complete on my first drive.

    The default settings told me how many fragmented files it found but de-fragmented none. Experimenting with settings finally achieved a partial defrag.

    None of the movies/large files were moved to the end as promised.

    A major disappointment after happily using Glary Utilities for a long time - maybe even since version 1.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Fast! but not as complete as Auslogics"

    September 23, 2012  |   By kvnfl

    Version: Disk SpeedUp 1.4.0.888

    Pros

    Fast! Optimizer takes less than 5 minutes.

    Cons

    After defrag, Auslogics Defrag finds many fragmented files. But Auslogics optimizer takes a long time to complete.

    Summary

    It is like wiping dust off your wingtips with toilet paper. It is a quick fix, but not as good as true shoe shine. Good not great.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "the fastest defragmenter I have used"

    August 14, 2012  |   By capitanflorius

    Version: Disk SpeedUp 1.4.0.888

    Pros

    EFFICIENT, FAST, FREE
    GOOD INTERFACE, EASY TO USE

    Cons

    NONE CONS AT ALL

    Summary

    IT WORKS FAST ON NEW COMPUTERS AND IN OLD COMPUTERS TOO!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It Works For Me"

    May 20, 2012  |   By Green_Star1

    Version: Disk SpeedUp 1.4.0.888

    Pros

    Is FREE
    It Actually does what it say it will
    It Does NOT hog my system Resources while running
    I Set the time I want it to run and how much I want it to do.
    And it does exactly what I set it to do

    Cons

    NONE at all

    Summary

    I Love it

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