Is your hard- drive slowly becoming more and more sluggish? Is that little HDD LED almost permanently on while you work? Then it might be that your drive needs to be defragmented.
As you work with files on your hard drive, creating, saving, moving, deleting, things get a little cluttered and out of order. The more cluttered things get, the longer it takes to find files on your disk. And unless you’re using Solid State Drives, it’s probably the biggest bottleneck on your system.
But wait, if you call now… no this isn’t some lame infomercial. I just want to tell you about a nice, free, hard disk defragmentation tool that I’ve been running for the last couple of days that has made an improvement on file access on the hard disk drive.
It’s called Smart Defrag. Why’s it smart, because it does the work for you, behind the scenes, even while you’re working. Yes, there is a built in defrag utility in Windows but it doesn’t work while you work. and yes there are others such utilities out there, but most want you to pay an arm and a leg for them – this one, is free!
Here’s what my hard disk looked like, in Smart Defrag, after I had just installed it – and ran it for the first time:
As you can see the drive was very fragmented (all those little red blocks signify that). And then after it had done it’s thing later on the next day I checked back by double clicking the Smart Defrag icon in the system tray and this was what it looked like:
No more red little blocks! And the response time of the drive is much quicker. With the Smart Defrag’s options you can even set what thresholds (CPU usage and HDD activity) should be used to prevent Auto Defrag from ocurring to quickly when you might be very busy. And you can even schedule when you want it to run a full defrag.
It’s as simple as that – then forget about it, and it’ll do the work for you.
Go and download a copy now and try it out for yourself.
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