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UltraDefrag (32-bit)

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.4
  • Total Downloads:
    25,099
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 25, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    668.2KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    38
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Note: This version of UltraDefrag is for 32-bit PCs. There is a separate installer for 64-bit systems: UltraDefrag (64-bit).

Editors' Review

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Most Windows users are familiar with the Disk Defragmenter utility -- or, at least, they should be. Defragmenting your hard drive can improve your computer's performance by making sure that files are all stored in one spot on the disk. There are plenty of alternatives to the built-in Windows defragmenter, including UltraDefrag (32-bit). This program comes with a defragmenter and other optimization tools that can ensure that your computer is performing as it should.

UltraDefrag has a simple interface that will look familiar to anyone who's used this kind of software before. We clicked the Analyze button, and the program quickly performed an analysis and displayed the results in a cluster map. We then clicked the Defragment button and UltraDefrag did its thing. We decided to check its results by running the native Windows utility; oddly, that program reported that we needed to defrag our disk, even though we just had. We returned to UltraDefrag and ran its Optimization feature. This took quite some time, but when we were done, the Windows utility confirmed that our disk no longer required defragmenting; UltraDefrag had done a thorough job. The program has a fairly detailed online Help file, but it's definitely geared toward people who already have some familiarity with the concepts of defragmenting and optimizing your hard drive. Overall, we found UltraDefrag to be a nice alternative to the built-in Windows Disk Defragmenter, and we recommend it.

UltraDefrag (32-bit) installs and uninstalls without issues.

 
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1 stars

"Absolutely amateur, no thoughts of HDD life."

December 14, 2015

2015-12-14 16:40:29

 |  Version: UltraDefrag (32-bit) 6.0.4

Pros

I suppose that the methods used might be okay for SSD?

Cons

Excessively moves ALL files to END of the drive to bring them forward by NAME!
-- This is absolutely NOT how your computer works! You don't want adobe files before your Kernel.
-- A good defragger takes into account that an HDD is a mechanical component of your computer and tries to keep it from working excessively.

Now, I have no idea how this program implements boot files, I was too worried that it was moving everything from the beginning to the end.
-- Reason this practice is bad... well, okay your disk is on a spindle so going from the beginning to the end, back to the beginning back to the end, moving small files... to "free up space at the beginning" is HORRIBLE on your overall life. (Imagine the amount of work your HDD does going from the start to end of a 1TB amount of space, yikes!)
-- Saw no mention of implementing in documentation the layout.ini which is a major flag.

Summary

Just wow... I have yet to see a defragger that out of the box implements SUCH absolutely horrid practices with no thought in mind of HDD lifespan.

I guess this practice is okay... for SSD.

DO NOT USE THIS SOFTWARE REGULARLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP YOUR HDD WORKING AS LONG AS POSSIBLE!

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5 stars

"Works Well"

April 27, 2015  |  By Fred55110110

2015-04-27 11:47:58  |  By Fred55110110

 |  Version: UltraDefrag (32-bit) 6.0.4

Pros

Does what it says it does works very well fast for a defrager. It also helps pre fetch in XP and Vista

Cons

I wish I knew about this earlier than I did

Summary

Quick download I found no problems installing it and it works

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0.4
Version 6.0.4 is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher UltraDefrag
Publisher web site http://ultradefrag.sourceforge.net/
Release Date October 25, 2014
Date Added October 25, 2014
Version 6.0.4
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/NT 4
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 668.2KB
File Name ultradefrag-6.0.4.bin.i386.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 25,099
Downloads Last Week 38
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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