Smart Defrag

Smart Defrag

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.45
  • Total Downloads:
    19,043,412
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 30, 2010
  • 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 186 votes

    • 5 star 90
    • 4 star 81
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 3
  • 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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5 stars

"Works great for free.. No problems"

August 08, 2010  |  By jsteff

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 1.45

Pros

Works great for free, I have used it for a couple of hears now. No problems

Cons

None I experienced yet

Summary

Works great for free, I have used it for a couple of hears now. No problems

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4 stars

"It is the best of free defragmentors"

August 07, 2010  |  By adeekshith

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 1.45

Pros

Automatic defragmenting.
Uses little memory.

Cons

It does not prevent defragmentation to happen (No intelli-write feature).

Summary

I lliked it because it defragments automatically without affecting the system performance. Moreover, it is free.

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5 stars

"BEST defragger regardless of price!"

August 05, 2010  |  By IronManCurtis

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 1.45

Pros

This does "defrag", "quick optimize" (also defrags free disk space) and "deep optimize" (also puts your most used files where they can be accessed quickly). It's VERY easy to use.

Cons

No cons whatsoever. I love EVERYTHING about this program.

Summary

It defragments as well as any defragger I've used. It optionally defrags free disk space. It will optionally move your most used files where they can be accessed more quickly. You can schedule defragging, and even automate it to do it when you're not there.

You NEED this program!

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5 stars

"Quick,easy, effective"

August 02, 2010  |  By rcbaker123

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 1.45

Pros

see above please

Cons

froze one time, probably my machine

Summary

i like it very much

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2 stars

"Not junkware, but close"

August 02, 2010  |  By MoosieAZ

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 1.45

Pros

I think it worked.

Cons

Slooow, with less than impressive graphics. It might match Windows Defrag, but with other free products out there that are much better, why bother with this one.

Summary

If you are looking for a good, general home user defrag utility, look harder, this is not the one you need. I removed it immediately after my first test and moved on to other products (also free).

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5 stars

"Fast without problems"

August 02, 2010  |  By Ernestorw

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 1.45

Pros

The program works fast with good results

Cons

No cons found

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4 stars

"slower than expected for best results"

August 01, 2010  |  By T0Mjp

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 1.45

Pros

flexibility of options PLUS turn off at end of defrag. THis is good and a must for deepest defrag and priority allocation of files

Cons

it is slow when using options a as well as defrag

Summary

well worth keeping and using althought the loss of restore points when optimising file positioning is very concerning, Maybe the developers could look into this and change to avoid the loss of restore points

Updated on Aug 1, 2010

EDit :
The loss of restore points is not that important to me personally as I take a full system back-up every month before the Windows/M$ updates. A quick restore to just before some new application is added is sometimes an advantage in speed tho.

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5 stars

"Delighted with it !!"

July 29, 2010  |  By harpic04

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 1.45

Pros

I love this defragger because it is so much faster than other versions that I've used previously.

Cons

I like the speed of this program

Summary

Like millions of others, I suspect, I can only rely on data which appears on my screen! If it is correct, then I am extremely happy !

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4 stars

"Amazing Results"

July 27, 2010  |  By ishtar94

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 1.45

Pros

This Product Speeds up your computer and makes it run like new, much like your default de-fragger but much deeper and through. It also many options such as Schedules and the intensity of the process.

Cons

It take quite a long time but its worth it in the end.

Summary

I absolutely love this product. I ran it the first time and it made my old XP run like it was brand new! These people new what they were doing when they made this product I LOVE IT!

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5 stars

"excellent defragger"

July 26, 2010  |  By johnrmig

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 1.45

Pros

runs in timely fashion without problems

Cons

do not know of any cons

Summary

It Works!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.45
Version 1.45 improves Defrag Report and interface, and fixes bugs with SSD drives.
General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date April 20, 2010
Date Added March 30, 2010
Version 1.45
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows NT, 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
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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