PerfectDisk Free Defrag

PerfectDisk Free Defrag

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 18 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    43,098
  • Date Added:
    March 29, 2012
  • File Size:
    800.76KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    217
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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Talk is cheap but bytes are cheaper: speed is the need with multiterabyte hard disks. It's too easy to leave high-capacity disks badly fragmented, robbing your system of critical performance advantages. There's one type of storage that delivers on speed, but at a high cost (as in money): SSDs (solid-state drives) don't use disks and should never be defragmented. But SSDs can be optimized, with care. PerfectDisk Free Defrag is a powerful disk defragmentation utility that can tell SSDs from HDDs. Its unique SSD Optimize feature consolidates the free space on SSDs with minimal impact, extending their useful life in your system.

PerfectDisk's Office-style ribbon has all the controls you need for scanning disks and running or scheduling defragmentation jobs. The program's upper half displayed all our drives by name, letter, type, and other headings, correctly identifying our "C" drive as an SSD. But we started with the basics by analyzing and defragmenting our "D" drive, a hard-disk drive (HDD) that is typical of the majority of installed drives. PerfectDisk reported a lot of information about our disk, data, and files, and recommended defragmenting the drive. Slow defragging is a major cause of disk neglect, but PerfectDisk has one of the fastest defragmentation engines we've tried. Of course, it also has a defrag map. Next we read up on PerfectDisk's SSD Optimize feature. Mollified, we ran the scan. But our SSD already ran at peak performance, and PerfectDisk recommended taking no action. We were relieved, since we weren't crazy about "optimizing" any SSD (as opposed to tweaking Windows for SSDs). But PerfectDisk's SSD Optimize feature may be just the thing for getting the most out of older, smaller-capacity SSDs that have been heavily used but still have life in them, especially if they cost way too much when new to retire while they can still serve.

The HTML-based Help manual reflects this program's enterprise-level origins, though some advanced features aren't included (or needed) in this fully functional freeware, such as remote control and Group Policy Support. PerfectDisk Free Defrag puts a fast defragmentation engine and cutting-edge features in the home user's hands.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1-10 of 18

  • 5 stars

    "This is a "MUST HAVE" product"

    September 12, 2013   |   By hobiescat

    Version: PerfectDisk Free Defrag 1.0

    Pros

    Several years ago I was reading the answers to a question a CNET member asked when PerfectDisk was mentioned as being far superior to what Microsoft offered with Windows.
    I decided to try it and could not believe the way it increased my computers performance. Consequently, I have installed it on every computer we have owned since then.

    Cons

    I have NEVER had any problems with it and have never had any "adds" pop up on it.

    Summary

    I have been running the full program on our main computer and the Free Defrag on our second (older) computer.

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  • 5 stars

    "Outstanding Defragger!"

    August 13, 2012   |   By Kyuzo124

    Version: PerfectDisk Free Defrag 1.0

    Pros

    Relatively fast, but the optimization function actually decreased my boot time. I had been a die-hard Puran and MyDefrag user, but this is the first defragmenter that I actually noticed a difference after use. Somewhat feature-limited (actually, how much do you need-it defrags!) and it has an annoying splash screen, but the benefits may far outweigh its detriments.

    Cons

    Annoying splash screen deploys at program startup.

    Summary

    Superb performance at an unbeatable price.

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  • 5 stars

    "perfect product !!!!"

    July 14, 2012   |   By motosteven

    Version: PerfectDisk Free Defrag 1.0

    Pros

    very fast and very good job for xp

    Cons

    nothing for me

    Summary

    better from defraggler and auslogics

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  • 5 stars

    "perfect product !!!!"

    July 14, 2012   |   By motosteven

    Version: PerfectDisk Free Defrag 1.0

    Pros

    very fast and very good job for xp

    Cons

    nothing for me

    Summary

    better from defraggler and auslogics

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  • 1 stars

    "100% pure crapware!"

    June 02, 2012   |   By Rioismycat

    Version: PerfectDisk Free Defrag 1.0

    Pros

    There are no pros.!,this software really sucks!, stay away!

    Cons

    Failed to install, nothing wrong with my computer, installed software after trying to install Perfect Disk multiple times!,email address required,even tried direct download link, possible they want you to pay for the paid version, possible scam, stay away from Perfect Disk!, Auslogics Disk Defrag. is much better and rates better!

    Summary

    I would not reccomend this to my worst friend, nothing but a scam!

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent free defragmenter"

    May 10, 2012   |   By z-goldy

    Version: PerfectDisk Free Defrag 1.0

    Pros

    Does what it is for, and does it well. In addition there are options for boot defrag, schedule defrag. Enough for me.

    Cons

    Nothing so far.

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  • 5 stars

    "Does what it was designed to do very well!"

    April 10, 2012   |   By Wingywoody

    Version: PerfectDisk Free Defrag 1.0

    Pros

    Works fast and efficiently.

    Cons

    none that I can think of

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  • 5 stars

    "Not as robust as PRO version, but a very bood product!"

    April 10, 2012   |   By johnjew

    Version: PerfectDisk Free Defrag 1.0

    Pros

    * Fast defrag time
    * fast load time
    * decent reporting
    * FREE!!!

    Cons

    * missing many "bells & whistles"

    Summary

    Although not as robust as the retail version, you can't beat the price (FREE) !!! Decent reporting and fast defrag times. Not bad at all. I've been using PERFECTDISK since version 7 and trust the prodeuct very much. Great Customer Service!

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  • 5 stars

    "It Does What it Says"

    April 06, 2012   |   By Mr Shaun Warburton

    Version: PerfectDisk Free Defrag 1.0

    Pros

    Fast and Drive options

    Cons

    None at all

    Summary

    It does what it is supposed to and does it FAST what more could you want for nothing

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  • 3 stars

    "Not bad but there are better free defrag tools"

    April 04, 2012   |   By Shiwliang

    Version: PerfectDisk Free Defrag 1.0

    Pros

    It does improve the system performance but there are other defrag tools doing better.

    Cons

    Limited features, slow and uses a lot of resources!

    Summary

    Better defrag tools are Puran Defrag 1st in my list, then Defraggler and finally Auslogic :)

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    Full Specifications

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    General
    Publisher Raxco
    Publisher web site http://www.raxco.com/
    Release Date March 28, 2012
    Date Added March 29, 2012
    Version 1.0
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2000
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 800.76KB
    File Name downloadmanager_pdfree.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 43,098
    Downloads Last Week 217
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free
     
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