Smart Defrag 2

Smart Defrag 2

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 2988 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.6
  • Total Downloads:
    20,471,971
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 17, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    7.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9,463
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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There are plenty of downloadable defrag utilities to choose from, but it's hard to beat the ease of use and helpful extras in IOBit's Smart Defrag.

With this utility you can quickly analyze your hard drive to check the level of defragmentation before committing to a scan. The interface shows you different colored blocks representing fragmented files, frequently used files, and more, with a helpful key to show what each colored block represents.

When you're ready to pull the trigger, you can choose from a straight defragmentation (fastest), or have Smart Defrag perform either a fast or "deep" optimization after defragmentation. Our test machine has a rather full hard drive, so even using the fast optimization took close to 40 minutes. Depending on your hard drive and level of defragmentation, your mileage may vary.

In addition to the solid defragmentation tools, you can have Smart Defrag automatically defrag the files you use the most without significantly slowing down your system. Even while performing a full defragmention and optimization run, the program barely uses as much as 25MB of RAM, and with just the auto-defrag running continually, it uses about half that amount.

Smart Defrag offers a few extras, including a scheduler so you can set it up to only defrag during downtime on your computer. You can set it to run scans on bootup or even have the app shut down your computer when it's done defragging selected hard drives or partitions.

It's important to note that Smart Defrag is not as essential for those running Windows 7 because the OS defrags continually on it's own. But if you run external drives connected to a Windows 7 computer, this utility will still come in handy for keeping them running smoothly.

Overall, if you want a quick and solid defrag utility to make your computer run more smoothly, with added options for scheduling and other extras, you should definitely download this program. Both beginner and advanced users will have no trouble operating this solid utility.

 
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  • Current Version

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4 stars

"I agree with CNET, one of the better freebies out there"

November 17, 2012  |  By Mark R. Jones

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 2 2.6

Pros

Easy to use, intuitive analysis with recommendations.

Cons

Beware of Bloatware that comes with the install and/or update.

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4 stars

"Good product to leave running in the background"

November 16, 2012  |  By ChrisG1947

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 2 2.6

Pros

Has proved reliable over several years and on auto defrag setting keeps things running smoothly

Cons

Only complaint is could be better explanation of what to expect will happen when you select Boot Time Defrag! Got a fright the first time I tried this option

Summary

Good free product - also try their Advanced System Care software

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5 stars

"Great free software"

November 14, 2012  |  By zakuskas

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 2 2.6

Pros

I can see what the program is doing and estimate how much longer it will take. The defrag with Windows 7 leaves you completely in the dark and making guesses.

Cons

I have found none so far.

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5 stars

"Great free program."

November 05, 2012  |  By eubie12

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 2 2.6

Pros

I have used many other defrag programs and I keep coming back to Smart Defrag. It works fast and efficiently. There are other free programs which may do a better job (matter of opinion) but this one works quickly and I have never had any problems associated with it. Give it a try, and while you are at it, check out their other offerings. Especially Advanced System Care.

Cons

None. Try it!

Summary

Try it, the price is right. Works faster and better than what Microsoft offers.

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5 stars

"Free & Easy Utility"

October 27, 2012  |  By ohphotom

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 2 2.6

Pros

Installation seemed quick and easy. While running, it shows progress and seems to help keep my PC's "ducks in a row" without incidents. After the first time, I usually opt for the "Defrag and Fast Optimize" method. Under Settings it also has "Boot Time Degrag" available, which enables additional system files to be moved as well. Click on "Recommended" (or choose other options) and it will run when rebooting. Rebooting doesn't take much longer even when it does run since I entered for it to limited to "5" files.

I also use their "Advanced SystemCare 5" program to further keep my PC operating efficiently.

Cons

Being free means it often has other programs available. Just be careful to make sure it is just "Smart Defrag 2" if that's all that is wanted. Updates also add to the occasional maintenance tasks.

Summary

Quite easy for me to use. Once set up it is simply a matter of running whenever I sense things seem somewhat slower.

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5 stars

"Very Good."

October 26, 2012  |  By hl2dapper

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 2 2.6

Pros

Efficiency.

Cons

None. ....

Summary

Very Good.

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5 stars

"quick and easy to use."

October 25, 2012  |  By Bestboysnana

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 2 2.6

Pros

Easy to use, defrags continually, far superior to the defrag utility that microsoft provides as standard equipment

Cons

I can't think of anything bad about this utility.

Summary

An excellent free option to help optimize your system.

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5 stars

"fast, easy to use, and free"

October 25, 2012  |  By Toby Badgett

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 2 2.6

Pros

Love the speed

Cons

Haven't found and yet.

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5 stars

"This program is awesome !!!"

October 25, 2012  |  By PuroSport1363

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 2 2.6

Pros

It does what it says it does.

Cons

Nothing that I know of yet.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.6
Version 2.6:
  • Improved Support for Windows 8
  • Improved Smart Defrag Updater
  • Improved User Interface
  • Updated Language Files
  • Fixed general bugs
General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date October 15, 2012
Date Added October 17, 2012
Version 2.6
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.37MB
File Name smart-defrag-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 20,471,971
Downloads Last Week 9,463
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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