How to keep your hard drive defragmented with Disk Defraggler 2.0
Slick "defrag" utility beats Windows' own tool at every turn
By Rick Broida | PC World | Published: 17:00, 17 November 2010
Want to keep your system running smoothly? The more fragmented your hard drive becomes, the harder - and slower - it works. And over time, a hard drive can be mighty fragmented indeed.
Piriform's Defraggler 2.0 offers a number of advantages over the defragmentation tool that's built into Windows. For starters, you can choose what you want to "defrag": selected files, selected folders, or your entire hard drive.
It also has a "quick defrag" option that can give your drive a tune-up in a matter of minutes. Like Windows' Disk Defragmenter, Defraggler 2.0 can be set to run at designated times. Unlike DD, it provides a lovely visual drive map that shows just how fragmented your drive is.
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Version 2.0 adds various interface improvements, better Windows 7 compatibility, and the option to run "offline" when your PC boots.
If your system seems slow, I recommend giving Disk Defraggler a try. It's free, easy to use, and definitely better than what's built into Windows.