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Ultra Defragmenter

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For whatever reason--maybe just nostalgia--people are hooked on the old Windows defragmenter cluster map, with the little colored squares rearranging themselves into their unfragmented positions. Ultra Defragmenter brings this interface back, and although it definitely kicks it old school as far as the visuals are concerned, we're not sure it works much better than the built-in Windows defragmenter.

The program's interface is plain, displaying the list of volumes, the cluster map, a progress bar, and a handful of buttons. We had the program analyze our hard drive and then started defragmenting. The program seemed to take about as long as the built-in Windows defragmenter, if not a little longer; it wasn't terribly slow, but it didn't impress us with its speed, either. Once it was finished we opened the Windows defragmenter and analyzed our hard drive with that. Even though we'd just defragged with Ultra Defragmenter, the built-in utility showed that our drive was still 20 percent fragmented. We ran Ultra Defragmenter again, analyzed the drive, and found that the fragmentation was down to 19 percent. So although Ultra Defragmenter looks cool, it doesn't seem too terribly effective. The program does get points for having a thorough online Help file that explains all the ins and outs of both Ultra Defragmenter and the defrag process in general. Overall, Ultra Defragmenter isn't a terrible choice--especially if you really miss the cluster map--but it's probably not the best option if you want a really thorough defragmentation.

Ultra Defragmenter installs politely but leaves a folder behind upon removal. We recommend this program to everyone, provided that you don't mind form trumping function.

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    • 4 star: 7
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  • 2.0 stars

    "Optimizer function extremely slow"

    February 17, 2011  |   By vivcor

    Version: Ultra Defragmenter 4.4

    Pros

    Defrag is fast

    Cons

    I am running the optimizer on my 500 GB hard drive on a Vista 64 system. It has been running for over five days and is only 64% done.

    Summary

    Okay for defrag but stay away from the optimizer

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Too slow to use, just like the windows defragmenter"

    January 27, 2011  |   By Fred2794

    Version: Ultra Defragmenter 4.4

    Pros

    Looks good but then looks are not everything.

    Cons

    I found the Ultra Defragmenter too slow, so I uninstalled it

    Summary

    I might be ok to use if you have plenty of time, but I preferred the old one, so I have gone back to it.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Excellent product for XP users"

    December 24, 2010  |   By HiRam_LoRam

    Version: Ultra Defragmenter 4.4

    Pros

    Much better for defragmenting than XP's built-in defrag program

    Cons

    Not entirely safe - can cause errors if interrupted in the middle of a process

    Summary

    This program is a big improvement for XP users, since XP's defrag program is poor quality. Does a much deeper and more thorough defrag than XP. The "Optimize" function provides a noticeable improvement in performance. However, the "Optimize" function is VERY slow - on some of my machines it took 36 HOURS to run! If it's interrupted at any time during these 36 hours it can cause disk errors that are hard to repair. This program is not needed for Windows 7, which has a good built-in defragger. Overall, it's a good program, but be careful with it.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "useless crap."

    October 27, 2010  |   By trihvost

    Version: Ultra Defragmenter 4.4

    Pros

    nothing indeed.

    Cons

    it has a lack of settings.
    it creates unnecessary files on every volume of a disk.
    it is just the built-in Windows defragmenter extension.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Defrag works well, don't ask me how but it does!"

    October 3, 2010  |   By joejet45

    Version: Ultra Defragmenter 4.4

    Pros

    nO WORK REQUIRED, NO THINKING REQUIRED.

    Cons

    It should be renamed "Joe Jet Defrag Works"

    Summary

    Get it, Use it and run it and let it tun off your computer and go have a banana split!!

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