PC & Tech Authority - - KITLOG -

De­frag­ment­ing your hard drive can make a real and signi cant dif­fer­ence to your PCs per­for­mance. So it’s a pity that Win­dows’ own defrag tool is slow, short on fea­tures and has a poor in­ter­face, es­pe­cially in Vista. For­tu­nately there are plenty of free al­ter­na­tives around, and IObit Smart Defrag is one of the best.

The pro­gram has a va­ri­ety of defrag strate­gies, for in­stance. You’re able to de­frag­ment les alone, defrag and com­pact free hard drive space, or use a “deep op­ti­mise” mode to re­or­gan­ise your hard drive les for the best pos­si­ble speeds. All work quickly and ef ciently.

You’re able to launch any of these defrag op­tions on de­mand, on a sched­ule, or even in the back­ground af­ter your PC has been idle for a few min­utes. We won­dered if this meant the pro­gram would com­pro­mise the per­for­mance of other ap­pli­ca­tions, but this re­ally isn’t the case. Smart Defrag needs less than 15MB of RAM, doesn’t re up un­til your sys­tem has been idle for 5 min­utes, and stops as soon as other ap­pli­ca­tions be­come ac­tive again, so it never got in our way. All you’ll no­tice is an all-round speed boost as Smart Defrag xes any defrag is­sues au­to­mat­i­cally, be­fore they be­come too se­ri­ous.

Smart Defrag also in­cludes a “Boot Time Defrag” tech­nol­ogy which al­lows you to defrag les dur­ing the sys­tem boot process - these are les that can­not be de­fragged or are not safe to move af­ter Win­dows is run­ning.

RE­QUIRE­MENTS: Win­dows 7, 8, 10 32/64-bit • 50 MB hard drive spaceLIM­I­TA­TIONS: Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. 6 month li­cense.

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