Reader Malcolm posted a link to a defragmenter program that he recommends which he states has been working very well for him. So I decided to give it a try and see how good it really is. On their web site it states that:

The World’s Most Efficient FREE Defragmentation Software

What’s the primary cause of slow/unstable PC performance? It’s disk fragmentation. IObit SmartDefrag helps defragment your hard drive more efficiently than any other product on the market –– free or not.

Features of this powerful, award-winning defragmenter program include:

  • An “Install It and Forget It” feature that works automatically and quietly in the background on your computer.
  • The ability to constantly keep your hard drive safe, error-free and running at its top speed and optimum performance.
  • Eliminates slow downs, freeze-ups and crashes.
  • IObit SmartDegrag is 100% FREE award-winning software that’s for personal, home and small business.
  • 100% safe from any spyware, adware and virus. .
  • Designed for Windows Vista, XP, and 2000.
  • Distribute it freely, copy it, sell it or include it as part of a package – as long as it is left completely intact and unchanged.

I went to MajorGeeks web site to download the software I noted that there are 4,349 reviews with a user rating of 4.8 average using a 1 – 5 rating scale. This in itself seems to indicate that there are quite a few happy campers who have used this software. As a note of caution, this software is still listed as being in beta testing.

Installation was quick and easy. The GUI is straight forward and simple to use. There are two settings that are available. Defrag only or defrag and optimize. I chose the latter and let her rip. Defrag took about 45 minutes, this was on a 60G drive with about 20G in use on my personal lappy.

Overall this defragger has some nice options. It is also compatible with Vista as well. The scheduler for auto defragging is a nice bonus, usually only found in more expensive software.

I’d recommend this software for your toolkit. And you can’t beat the price. FREE!

Give it a try and see what you think.

Comments welcome.

Download available here.

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