Disk SpeedUp

Disk SpeedUp

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 11 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.0.1.57
File Size:
4.78MB
Date Added:
September 03, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
20,186
Downloads Last Week:
138
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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  • 2 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 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 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 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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  • 4 stars

    "Fast,smart,, efficient"

    April 24, 2011   |   By davidenk

    Version: Disk SpeedUp 1.2.0.319

    Pros

    Speed. Disk defragmented each day.

    Cons

    A small one: it tells me I should update, but then sends me error message. Nothing serious;

    Summary

    I am very much satisfied with DiskSpeedUp I am not obliged to go through the tedious procedure proposed by other cleaners!
    It's easy to handle; fast ( very much so!) and efficient.

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  • 4 stars

    "They changed it. No longer installs on start up menu."

    December 23, 2010   |   By JB_Lapree

    Version: Disk SpeedUp 1.2.0.319

    Pros

    Defrags and analizes drive. Exceptional performance.

    Cons

    None with version 1.2.0.319

    Summary

    They changed the version from .317 to .319 to correct the start up menu action that I did not approve of. Thank you Glarysoft. You are in contact with your customers. Four Stars !

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  • 4 stars

    "Fast and efficient"

    December 23, 2010   |   By Mahpiya

    Version: Disk SpeedUp 1.2.0.319

    Pros

    Can be set up any way you want. Some users say program can't be stopped at start-up, but it can by un-checking a box that within the set-up section. The program is flexible and is very fast.

    Cons

    None so far.

    Summary

    Overall this is a good program that works pretty well. It's graphic interface is easy to use and provides a modicum of visual progress. Can be set to defrag whatever drives you want whenever you want. I like it. It's simple and easy to use. May not be as sophisticated as some would like, but for the price, it's pretty good and very affordable.

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  • 2 stars

    "Try to keep this off your start up menu?"

    December 19, 2010   |   By JB_Lapree

    Version: Disk SpeedUp 1.1.0.317

    Pros

    defrag and analyize

    Cons

    I could not make this program stay off my start up menu. Every time I deleted it from my start up menu the next time I ran this program there it was back on it again.

    Summary

    I prefer programs that give you an opportunity to make changes with certain functions.

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  • 3 stars

    "Does seem to help"

    September 13, 2010   |   By bobridd

    Version: Disk SpeedUp 1.0.0.286

    Pros

    Does an old fashioned defrag and does seem to help on my system. Noticed a great improvement.

    Cons

    Do not like the way that after first use, automatically loads in start up. Can deactivate by running msconfig but, it should ask if you want it to start up.

    Summary

    Nice product for free and am using it.

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  • 4 stars

    "Very good but..."

    August 22, 2010   |   By Greelis

    Version: Disk SpeedUp 1.0.0.286

    Pros

    Much, much faster than the generic defrag that ships with Wndows and for a free app it's worth the 4 stars.

    Cons

    There doesn't seem to be much point in having it load at boot time. The big blue "Defrag Now" arrow doesn't work and the tabbed panels at bottom do nothing either.

    Summary

    Fast. You can sit and watch the little blocks change colour while you have a cup of tea.Emailed Glary via the FeedBack link and got a personal reply. That's never happened before! GlarySoft do a whole lot more top PC apps for free.

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