Smart Defrag

Smart Defrag

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 2931 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.5
  • Total Downloads:
    18,984,399
  • Date Added:
    January 16, 2011
  • File Size:
    11.7MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    116,167
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

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

    4.4

    out of 69 votes

    • 5 star 36
    • 4 star 30
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 2931 votes

    • 5 star 1452
    • 4 star 1103
    • 3 star 158
    • 2 star 71
    • 1 star 147
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3 stars

"It's ok for free"

March 07, 2011  |  By dy_ngyn

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 1.5

Pros

faster than window defragment

Cons

can't move few system files

Summary

not really to need

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5 stars

"Doe the job, and does it quickly."

March 03, 2011  |  By makaiguy

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 1.5

Pros

Much faster than WinXP's defrag utility

Cons

Haven't found any yet

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5 stars

"Defrag I use most"

February 28, 2011  |  By patriotdan

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 1.5

Pros

Fast and efficient

Cons

none comes to mind

Summary

I have several defragers and I use smart defrag first and the most. Seems to one of the faster ones.

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4 stars

"Best Defrag I know of."

February 27, 2011  |  By stksav

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 1.5

Pros

Functionality, optionality. A whole lot of bang for your buck...oh, yeah, WHAT buck?

Cons

None really but ANYTHING could be faster. Right?

Summary

I'm no expert, but this came highly recommended by someone who knows. I also have come to trust Cnet. Smart Defrag is one of the essential tools for maintaining & and protecting my computer. The price simply can't be beat.

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5 stars

"Easy to install and understand"

February 24, 2011  |  By calorca

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 1.5

Pros

For someone not totally computer savvy it is a blessing to use and very user friendly

Cons

Can't think of anything yet

Summary

Have used this on three computers over the years and continue to download it on each new machine. Seems to get rid of problems I didn't realize I had.

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5 stars

"This program works very fine. However I am using v2.0"

February 23, 2011  |  By HOWARDIII

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 1.5

Pros

Works very well and installs without any problems.

Cons

I don't have any cons at this point. I don't understand why you need so many characters in the responses. It's foolishness and waste much of my time.

Summary

See Cons above.

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5 stars

"Excellent software"

February 23, 2011  |  By Mut76

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 1.5

Pros

- It's free
- It does what it says
- It defragged 3076 fragmented files down to just 9!
- Did I mention it's free?
- Oh and it's blooming quick!

Cons

Not found any as yet.

Summary

Brilliant bit of software, free, fast and managed to defrag 99.99% of my hard-drive (in just 10 minutes too)

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4 stars

"quick, simple and good"

February 20, 2011  |  By c5ster

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 1.5

Pros

Tried others that took forever... Loaded and ran Smart Defrag and was done in no time. Plus it was easy tro understand and simple to use.

Cons

None that I found.

Summary

Way fast and easy as pie to use.

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5 stars

"works good for me"

February 20, 2011  |  By paw935

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 1.5

Pros

Does a good job and is easy to use.

Cons

None that i can think of.

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5 stars

"Very easy to use,"

February 17, 2011  |  By aquaman71

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 1.5

Pros

Seems much faster than Windows defrag. I like that auto defrag feature..

Cons

None so far.

Summary

A very good product

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.5
Version 1.5 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date January 15, 2011
Date Added January 16, 2011
Version 1.5
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.7MB
File Name smart-defrag-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 18,984,399
Downloads Last Week 116,167
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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