Smart Defrag 3

Smart Defrag 3

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 2973 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.3.289
  • Total Downloads:
    19,575,837
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 13, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    7.07MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8,878
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Smart Defrag 3 hits all the notes you'd expect from a defragger, but it is too aggressive in terms of advertising. It throws recommendations for other programs at you at every turn. Still, it makes up for that pestering with performance that rivals most defrag programs for Windows.

This program tries to replace Windows' default defragmentation widget by being more advanced and offering more style, features, and customizations. We're not kidding about replacing, either -- the program will turn off your usual defragmenter and install other programs if you don't uncheck those options during install, so be careful. Once you have Smart Defrag 3 installed, you'll be very happy with its futuristic layout that offers some customization and a nice hard drive map that is a delight to read. It lets you set automatic and boot time defrags, as well -- but you might want to program those to happen when you're not using your computer, as the program took upwards of 30 minutes to defrag when we tested it. It was smart enough to recognize our SSD and not defrag it, though. The program has an "action center" that claims to recommend performance fixes, but they are all just recommendations for other programs made by the app's developers.

It's not as if those programs are bad, by any means, it's just a little obnoxious to see nonstop advertisements for other programs. Outside of that and somewhat slow performance, Smart Defrag 3 offers everything you'd want in a defragmenting program. It's a fine replacement for Windows' default and compares favorably to top programs like Defraggler.

 
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 14 votes

    • 5 star 7
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 1
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    4.2

    out of 2973 votes

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    • 4 star 1105
    • 3 star 158
    • 2 star 71
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5 stars

"Good Tech support for their products."

February 18, 2014  |  By RioRed

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 3 3.0.3.289

Pros

FREE!! Good fast defrag program with good tech support. I had an issue with Stardock Windowblinds and Smartdrfrag and when I emailed IObit tech support they answered back within hours. I was impressed by their speed and expertise.

Cons

The auto update feature was not to my liking as I would have liked more control over the updates.

Summary

Over all Smartdefrag was a usefull, fast, and above all free program. It has plenty of options and good tech support to back up their software. After all a software program is only as good as the tech support that backs it up.

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4 stars

"Only used once since DL, but it seems Quick, Efficient!"

February 16, 2014  |  By DeerRunner1

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 3 3.0.3.289

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5 stars

"Great Free Disk Defragmentation Software"

February 07, 2014  |  By hitekman

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 3 3.0.3.289

Pros

Does a thorough job and definitely speeds program launch time. Boot defrag allows for a faster startup as well.

Cons

Slooooooooooooow!

Summary

Best free defrag software out thtere.

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5 stars

"Wow worlds most cool user interface."

February 05, 2014  |  By Vanderbilt735

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 3 3.0.3.289

Pros

Fast smart and powerful optimization ability.

Cons

No option to turn off "check for update". Can be irritating when you first boot up the PC and the nag screen is the first you see, when the previous version works just fine.

Summary

I like 100 per cent secure defrag ability for the HDD and the data. And also include boot time defrag engine.

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4 stars

"Great little defrag program."

February 02, 2014  |  By Larry83301

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 3 3.0.3.289

Pros

Easy to use, lots of info about your drives if you want it.

Cons

Haven't really found any yet!

Summary

Much better then Windows Defrag, and easier to use.

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3 stars

"works okay, but I'm not on the band wagon."

January 30, 2014  |  By whatuget

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 3 3.0.3.289

Pros

does a good job. I had to check it out. It's Free, user friendly, seemingly efficient. makes me wonder about the long term.

Cons

Typical Iobit Product. Comes bundled with the same Crapware all of their other products do. I run a windows 7 64 bit,, couldn't see any appreciable difference in speed or overall difference in performance than the latest earlier predecessor. I definitely did not like the new deep search deletion aspect. I believe that a defragger should do just that, defrag, period. Like it's predecessors the auto defrag does not give you an option to turn off this feature from the program itself. The best offering here is weekly. fine example of Iobit trying to exploit system programming. Sorry everyone,, not to hurt anyone's feelings but these are just a few things that tell me to steer clear. At least you can stop the auto defrag from the windows start up programming menu. Wants to have running processes of some kind all the time. I don't like to have that happening from any utility software. I like to know first hand whats updating deleting being moved and so forth.

Summary

Perhaps if I was on a windows 8 machine my experience with this product would have been better. I'm not,, all I have to go by is my test results on this machine. I did not find it to be any faster than before or to be superior in any way to the version it replaced. I did find that it was more in the direction of windows 8 which I knew it would be before trying it. This was fine, natural progression and all that. Have used Iobit products for years, have had mixed results with all, both good and bad as is the case with any software for anyone I believe. We've all BEEN THERE FOR SURE! The only software that I like to have updating and running on my computer automatically is my security software and the essential programming required for my machine to run smoothly,, thankfully it does. But anyway this is my review and summary and just what I found and experienced. Anyway,, an informed decision is always best, two sides to every coin and all that. Peace to all ! Hope everyone has a great year and thank you cnet for all your hard work.

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5 stars

"fast and efffient"

January 27, 2014  |  By geoweo55

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 3 3.0.3.289

Pros

faster than the previous version

Cons

still tells you that you don't need to defrag

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5 stars

"Very light on resources"

January 24, 2014  |  By shirley_needham

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 3 3.0.3.289

Pros

Works as expected, your HDD are defragmented and optimized

Cons

The boot time defrag scheduler is way far superior than commercial software

Summary

This Version now allows you to securely remove EHDD without any issue, other commercial software locks the EHDD and you have to kill the process to remove the EHDD

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5 stars

"Excellent HDD Defragmenter & Optimizer"

January 21, 2014  |  By ektorbarajas

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 3 3.0.3.289

Pros

- Very light on resources, it's not bloated like commercial software
- Works as expected, your HDD are defragmented and optimized
- The boot time defrag scheduler is way far superior than commercial software
- This Version now allows you to securely remove EHDD without any issue, other commercial software locks the EHDD and you have to kill the process to remove the EHDD
- For me this is the best HDD defragmenter and optimizer, even when compared to commercial versions

Cons

- Still not able to automatically run with different user accounts, it just starts automatically for the account that installed the program
- The boot time defrag should offer at least two other options, by default it defrags pagefile, MFT and system files. Would be great to also define boot time defrag for performing a full defrag and another one to perform a prioritize.
- It only works once a user has logged in, so if no user logs then the HDD are not defragmented or optimized. (Would be great that SmartDefrag runs as a service)

Summary

As a geek and IT guy I always love to optimize and get the most of computers. I've tested several HDD defragmenters and optimizers, free and paid. And I can say that this one is the best.

The new prioritize algorithm and disk defrag engine optimizes the HDDs eve further than previous SmartDefrag versions and than other similar tools.

I strongly recommend it.

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1 stars

"Current version auto defrag broken"

January 18, 2014  |  By derekmski

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 3 3.0.3.289

Pros

Nice new interface, fast

Cons

New version 3 auto defrag is broken.

Summary

I love smart defrag, I love how it auto defrags and keeps my computer running really fast, the problem is in version 3, the auto defrag is now broken and will not defrag my computer anymore, every day is showing as 0 in the statistics. Version 2 it would defrag EVERY DAY and show how many it defragmented. They need to fix the auto defrag in the version 3.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.3.289
Version 3.0.3.289:
  • Brand-new disk defrag engine ensures powerful disk optimization ability and 100% secure defragmentation
  • New delighting metro style UI with new defragmenting map and improved function to enlarge and narrow interface
  • Fully supported defragmentation of Windows 8/8.1 Metro Apps for faster accessing of Metro APPs and smoother running experience
  • New Defrag and Prioritize files to accelerate data accessing by intelligently prioritizing drive data and centralizing the storage of frequently used files for ultimate speedup
  • Enhanced the stability of Boot Time Defrag
  • Reduced Smart Defrag's usage of memory and system resources.
  • Improved and accelerated Defrag and Fast Optimize
  • Enhanced logs to save logs automatically for defragging and analyzing
  • Fixed bugs
General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date January 13, 2014
Date Added January 13, 2014
Version 3.0.3.289
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.07MB
File Name smart-defrag-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 19,575,837
Downloads Last Week 8,878
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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