Smart Defrag

Smart Defrag

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 2934 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.20
  • Total Downloads:
    19,043,412
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 03, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    11.7MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    84,409
  • 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 30 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 autodefrag running continually, it uses about a quarter of 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 its 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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.3

    out of 322 votes

    • 5 star 147
    • 4 star 144
    • 3 star 16
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 8
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 2934 votes

    • 5 star 1454
    • 4 star 1103
    • 3 star 158
    • 2 star 71
    • 1 star 148
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4 stars

"easy to use"

November 30, 2009  |  By sweden41

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 1.20

Pros

it seems to be made for the person with limited knowledge

Cons

not really anything to dislike

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5 stars

"Quick and Easy TO use"

November 25, 2009  |  By mebmatt

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 1.20

Pros

Great user interface. Like being able to select all Drives and Have it run overnight.

Cons

Seems to AutoStart when it's not scheduled.

Summary

Would recommend for all level of users

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3 stars

"Good, but AusLogics is better"

November 21, 2009  |  By zelrio

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 1.20

Pros

It does indeed defragment your harddive

Cons

It doesn't work any faster or better than the one that comes with Windows

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2 stars

"Not much better than Microsoft's."

November 20, 2009  |  By mwooge

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 1.20

Pros

Has more options than MS's, and provides more information.

Cons

MS's defrag said my C drive needed to be defragged, but was unable to do so. After defrag, there had been no change. Running Smart Defrag also did nothing notable. The 'C' drive still needed defragmenting. MyDefrag, on the other hand, worked.

Summary

No real improvement over MS's defragger.

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5 stars

"Great free defrag program"

November 18, 2009  |  By ahlook

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 1.20

Pros

I've used this program with XP,Vista and now windows 7 and it works flawlessly.I have even installed it on my wife and daughters computer and recomend it to anyone over the windows defragmenter.Thanks and keep up the good work.

Cons

None.It works great.

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3 stars

"A good detrag program"

November 17, 2009  |  By vedas

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 1.20

Pros

Quite fast in defragmenting files

Cons

While defragmentation of files is quite fast, files are not compacted to bring them in close proximity

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4 stars

"Good little program"

November 17, 2009  |  By raghavnk

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 1.20

Pros

Very light in memory requirements. Does an adequate job.

Cons

The screen could be bigger and more informative when the processing is going on.

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4 stars

"Easy To Use Defrag"

November 17, 2009  |  By MarkNDark

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 1.20

Pros

Easy to use, works fast.

Cons

None detected, uh, does not provide delicious ice cream treats.

Summary

This is a problem free defragging tool. It works in stages, optimizing your hard drive.

Smart Defrag has a cool Auto-Defrag mode that let's the program hang out in the background, adjusting your files at various times thru your day, doing the work when your computer is idle.

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3 stars

"Could be better, as it ought to be as good"

November 17, 2009  |  By bear32

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 1.20

Pros

I like its rapid defrag of the system

Cons

I though it shold do the whole drive, not just the files used most often

Summary

none

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4 stars

"quick and accurate"

November 17, 2009  |  By burma31

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 1.20

Pros

quicker than most

Cons

no problems so far

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.20
  • Added Auto-defrag all volumes
  • Improved multi-language support
  • Fixed general bugs
General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date July 03, 2009
Date Added July 03, 2009
Version 1.20
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 98
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.7MB
File Name smart-defrag-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 19,043,412
Downloads Last Week 84,409
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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