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Defraggler

If you are looking at a faster computer then first think of optimizing your computer. The windows defrag does not work very well and has proven not to be efficient. Now there is a solution to slow computers. Welcome to Defraggler the program not only optimizes your hard drive but can also optimize a file or directory.

The program is easy to use and to understand. When used together with CCleaner you will notice that once your computer is cleaned and optimized how fast your computer responds. Always try to use the two together as there is no point in optimizing your junk files or internet history.

Features of Defraggler:

  • Defragment exactly what you want
  • Compact and portable
  • Safe and Secure
  • Interactive drive map
  • Quick Defrag
  • Defragment free space
  • Scheduled defragmentation
  • Multi-lingual support

 

Release notes:

There are usually not many updates with Defraggler and this appears to be an annual update. The latest update being version Defraggler 2.19.982 which was released on March 11, 2015 comes with the latest updates. The updated software now moves Files or Folders to end of drive. There is however still a problem as it appears to read MB and KB wrong which means it is not going to defrag the drive as well. The main update is mainly that folders are moved to the rear of the drive.  I would not be surprised if we see two updates this year.

Running Defraggler:

The Defraggler tool from Piriform has been updated to the lasted version. This is the second update this year for Defraggler. There have been a number of changes to the software of the year and it still ranks as one of the best defragmentation software additions on the market. At less than 5MB its small and very powerful.

When you install the software it asks if you want to replace the standard Windows defragmenter on the computer. This is already ticked when you you start the install. All in all it takes less than 10 seconds to install the software. The interface is very good and looks good. Its easy to understand. There are a number of language options but there is no Afrikaans or Thai in the software language options. The software comes with a hard drive benchmark tester and you can see the operations below. The benchmark tester is good and very fast as it takes less than 3 minutes to test your hard drive. My results are listed below.

 

The C drive of the computer is large and it will take a while to defragment your larger hard driver but is well worth the wait. It is best before you defrag your hard drive to clean your computer of all its junk files first. I used another program from Piriform called CCleaner which is very good and removing all the unwanted files. Once the defragmentation was done I tested the sequential read of the hard driver again. There is much improvement in speed with sequential reads on the drive and as I said it is a very good program especially if you run a large office where files are written and deleted many times during the month. The computer starts to slow at the end. This is a good way of solving it. The test was run using the latest software from Crystal Disk Mark version 3.03 which is another good program to have on your computer to see improvement.

Before Defrag

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After Defrag

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The Defraggler has proven to improve the speed of the computer by increase the ability for the computer to not only start faster but also to read the software much faster. There is a massive improvement over the standard Windows defragmentation software and overall consider it is free makes for an excellent piece of software to have on your computer.

Remember to always remove all the junk files before you decide to defrag your hard-drive as it is pointless to defrag with them still on the drive because once you remove them later it would require another defragmentation run to bring the computer back up to speed. This is an absolutely brilliant piece of software!

 

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