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UltimateDefrag Freeware Edition

By DiskTrix Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

This well-designed defrag application improves hard drive performance through intelligent file placement. UltimateDefrag's dual-pane interface helpfully displays blocks in a more realistic hard drive-shaped, and color-coded map. Most users will pick up this application without the need of the Help file.

Operating UltimateDefrag takes the press of just a couple of buttons. One analyzes your hard drive to discover the extent of the file fragmentation. The next step depends on your needs. You choose to implement any of five defragmentation methods. Each method moves files based on simple rules enabled through quickly set options. Users can select from defragging fragmented files only, consolidating files and folders, or placing last used or last accessed files and folders to inner or outer tracks. An automatic defrag option lets the application control the process. Click a radio button to choose the method and press Start. We found UltimateDefrag average in speed, but more versatile than most in this genre.

On first run, this application requires users to answer question that affect system performance without mention of how performance will be affected. The program also fails to display an estimated time to completion timer. Nevertheless, intermediate to advanced users will find UltimateDefrag an often-used tool.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.72

Version 1.72 includes unspecified updates.

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added May 23, 2008
Version 1.72

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows XP/2003 Server/Vista

Popularity

Total Downloads 403,444
Downloads Last Week 12
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Developer's Description

More than just a defragger, UltimateDefrag is also a hard drive file placement optimizer that enables you to defrag and place your files in the areas on your hard drive where you achieve maximum performance. 80% of the time you only use 20% of the files on your hard drive. UltimateDefrag places your rarely used files out of the way and onto the slower performing areas of your hard drive making your drive perform like a new, almost-empty drive. Version 1.72 includes unspecified updates.