When it comes to keeping your hard drive defragged, Windows built-in tool does an okay job, but there are other options.
When it comes to keeping your hard drive defragged, Windows built-in tool does an okay job, but if you’re looking to push the performance envelope further you want a trusted, reliable third-party solution like Auslogics Disk Defrag Pro 4.
Also available as a cut-down free version, Auslogics Disk Defrag optimises your hard drive in a myriad of different ways, and you can order a copy of the full Pro version for just $9.95, a saving of 67 per cent on its retail price.
For those who are happy to stick with the free, cut-down version, Auslogics Disk Defrag 126.96.36.199 has just been released, promising greater stability and quicker defrag times as well as fixing all known bugs. It’s available for non-commercial use only, and includes features like being able to defrag individual files and folders, plus consolidate free space.
In Auslogics Disk Defrag Pro 4, which was released last month, there’s boot time defragmentation of your system files, which are otherwise ignored by Windows and the free version. There are also more user-defined modes, including being able to specify which specific files and folders you wish to optimise for faster access.
You’ll also find Disk Defrag Pro 4 is designed to help prevent fragmentation from occurring in the first place, comes with advanced scheduling options for setting up different tasks and includes special algorithms for SSD drives. Disk Defrag Pro 4 comes with a built-in optimisation and disk defragmentation wizard to help guide you towards a faster, more efficient hard drive.
Auslogics Disk Defrag 188.8.131.52 is available free for non-commercial use, while you can also download a free trial of Auslogics Disk Defrag 4 Pro. Both require PCs running Windows XP or later. Auslogics Disk Defrag 4 Pro can be purchased for the special price of $9.95, a saving of 67% on its MRSP, from the Downloadcrew Software Store.