Monday, June 17, 2013

Auslogics Disk Defrag Free 3.6 – Fast Defragmentation Tool

You need a system utility which defragments files of your hard disk drives easily and quickly without any difficulty. There are many of them available in the market but, Auslogics Disk Defrag comes on top when improving PC performance more than other tools. It takes care of everything right from analyzing, defragging, and optimizing your disk drives faster than ever. Just select one or more disks to perform the above operations.

The defragmentation process includes consolidating free space and moving system files to the faster part of the disk. The latest version Auslogics Disk Defrag 3.6.1 had fixed several bugs and corrected errors in language files. The interface is straightforward without any awful color combinations or icons. The hard disk drives are listed with their name, size, free space, file system, and fragmented status. Select the disk(s) you want and click the ‘Defrag’ drop-down button to Analyze, Defrag or Defrag & Optimize. You can check for errors for the selected disk drives.

Key Features:

  • File System Optimization
  • Free Space Consolidation
  • Single File Defragmentation
  • Auto-Defragmentation
  • File Clusters Viewer
  • VSS Compatible Mode

Defragment & Optimize:

The last thing you expect from your computer is low performance. To overcome this problem, Auslogics Disk Defrag not only defragments files in disks but, improves PC performance by optimizing your hard drive’s file system. The optimization process embraces defragmenting free space, moving system files to the quickest part of the disk, and clears the MFT (Master File Table) Reserved Zone from regular files. The powerful engine defragment large multi-terabyte volumes effortlessly.


The ‘Auto-Defragmentation’ works in real time while your system is idle, consuming very less system resources to defragment files. The activity acts silently in the background without the user interference. You can customize and control the auto-defrag mode by enabling it. You can set the option to ‘Do not auto-defrag when laptop is in battery power mode’ when your laptop is charging.

Free Space Consolidation:

The normal defragmentation of data files puts down fragmented free space. These spaces are filled by Windows OS with newly created or extended files. When the free space is more, more fragmented new files will be. Disk Defrag joins free space into a large contiguous block while optimizing disks which prevents file fragmentation.

System Files Smart Placement:

The system files that are dispersed all over the disk while performing the OS tasks are defragmented and moved to the fastest part of the disk by enabling option “Move system files to the beginning of the disk” in the ‘Algorithms’ section in Auslogics Settings. Disk Defrag smartly puts them in order and improves overall computer performance and reduces the time needed to access system files.

You can skip fragments larger than 10MB which are taking longer time in reading. You could delete temporary files before defragmenting to speed up the process.

Single File or Folder Defragmentation:

If you are an experienced Windows user, then Disk Defrag lets you defragment frequently used files only instead of the entire disk. It saves your time making the task simpler and effective. You can either defragment a single file, a number of files or an entire folder.

Customizing Disk Defrag:

It is easy to customize your Disk Defrag settings that are integrated into the Windows Explorer context menu. Set the auto-defragmentation mode to run the application when your computer is idle. You can set the cluster map style and color themes for easy recognition while the task is performed.

Keeping the MFT Reserved Zone Clear:

The NTFS file system normally reserves about 12.5% of the disk space for the MFT records which stores regular files. The remaining disk space gets low which may lead to MFT fragmentation. Disk Defrag moves normal data files to another location, so that NTFS can allocate contiguous space for the MFT records.

List of Fragmented Files:

Disk Defrag shows the list of fragmented files after the completion of data analysis. The fragmented file list includes the fragment’s location on the cluster map and their paths. You can skip the files added to the list and defragment the rest. You can just right-click on the selected list and click “Defrag Highlighted” option.

Disk Defrag requires less than 25 MB HDD space and 32 MB RAM. It supports Windows 8, 7 (32 and 64-bit), Vista and XP (32-bit only). You can download the regular setup version or portable version which requires no installation and is absolutely free to use for home and commercial purposes. Download Disk Defrag from CNET website for free.