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Editors' Review

by   / March 07, 2015

Auslogics Disk Defrag is an upgrade from the built-in Windows disk defragmenter. Free, fast, and thorough, it can defrag whole disks or individual files and folders, on schedule or on demand. You can exclude files and folders from defragging, set defragmentation priority, and analyze and optimize disks as well as defragging them. Auslogics Disk Defrag not only excludes SSDs from defragmenting but helps optimize them, too.

Pros

Cluster Map: A disk defragger with no cluster map is no fun, as Microsoft learned. Auslogics Disk Defrag not only has a cluster map but also two map styles and a menu full of color themes. Clicking Show Speed Map on the View menu displays Fast and Slow disk access zones.

Algorithms: The Program Settings offers optional algorithms that can delete temporary files before defragmenting, skip files of a certain size, and perform other operations.

SSD Optimization: SSDs shouldn't be defragged, but Windows can be optimized to take full advantage of their speed. Auslogics Disk Defrag analyzes your SSDs and system and optimizes both.

Cons

Sales pitch: Places like the Advanced menu and System Health tab offer additional software -- a minor matter, considering what you're getting for free, but it bothers some folks.

Bottom Line

Far from obsolete, disk defragmentation utilities may be more important than ever as disk drives climb to multi-terabyte capacity. That's especially true when a defragger not only recognizes and excludes SSDs from defragmentation but also helps optimize their performance. So why use the Windows defragger when Auslogics Disk Defrag is better?

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.1.4

  • Made some functionality improvements;
  • Fixed all known bugs.

General

Publisher Auslogics
Publisher web site http://www.auslogics.com/
Release Date June 20, 2017
Date Added July 18, 2017
Version 7.1.4

Category

Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 8.27MB
File Name External File

Popularity

Total Downloads 14,355,044
Downloads Last Week 0

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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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