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Giveaway of the day — Smart Defrag Pro 7

A disk optimizer designed for peak hard drive performance.
$19.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 39 (57%) 29 (43%) 22 comments

Smart Defrag Pro 7 was available as a giveaway on August 3, 2021!

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Smart Defrag is a reliable, stable, yet easy-to-use disk optimizer designed for peak hard drive performance. Unlike other traditional disk defragmenters which only provide defragmentation, Smart Defrag also intelligently streamlines your files based on using frequency to accelerate disk data access.

With the improved IObit disk defrag engine, Smart Defrag can defrag HDD and trim SSD to accelerate disk access speed and enhance disk durability. Smart Defrag also provides special optimization for the file organization algorithm on Windows 10 to bring you faster data access. In addition, Smart Defrag delivers several other useful features: Boot Time Defrag can defrag Windows registry and files to release more occupied RAM and ensure the system stability; Auto Defrag and Scheduled Defrag ensure your disks are always optimized to their top performance as per your needs; Game Optimize is designed to offer gamers ultra-smooth gaming experience; Disk Health can help you monitor your disk status in real time.

In summary, Smart Defrag is a must-have disk optimization tool for quicker data access, smoother gaming, and faster processing on Windows.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10

Publisher:

iObit

Homepage:

http://www.iobit.com/iobitsmartdefrag.php

File Size:

15.6 MB

Licence details:

6 months with full support

Price:

$19.99

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#13

Great program. The only negative with this version is that IObit has removed the ability to install the program in a drive/directory of the user's choice. It only installs in the Root drive in my Windows 10 O/S.

Reply   |   Comment by JJ Menning  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

JJ Menning, I had no difficulty installing it in an alternative drive/directory.

Reply   |   Comment by Jake  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

JJ Menning, you probably already had this installed on the system drive from a previous giveaway and forgot about it and this install over the top picked up the existing install path and reused it and therefore did not offer you the installer form for setting a custom install path. IF that turns out to be the case, to migrate the next installation of this to a new path you'd need to uninstall the existing copy and the re-installation should offer the option to install into a custom location/drive letter.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

TK, you are correct that I had an earlier version installed in a non- Root drive but did know about it. When I installed the newer version from GOTD, the installer notified me that a previous version was already installed and it had to be uninstalled before the newest version could be installed. So I thought to myself, great, this means the new version installer will know where in the non-Root drive to put the new version, as many other later version program installers had done. Sadly, IObit ignored that location data and instead installed the program to C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Smart Defrag. But, it was smart enough to read the drive data from the previous version and make that the default in the new version. Very disappointing.

Reply   |   Comment by JJ Menning  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#12

Useful, defrag for HDD and trim for SDD (I have both) :)

Reply   |   Comment by Ark13  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#11

I was going to comment until I saw Chris' comment (#1). He hit the nail on the head. Two years ago I switched to an SSD and have not defragged since. Windows has a built trim feature and it works great. Get this software if you want but I will pass.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeffrey Price  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#10

What is the best way to find out which of my computers has a non-SSD drive? I have forgotten which computers that I have upgraded to SSD. Tnx

Reply   |   Comment by Rich  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Open up Windows [File] Explorer, right click a disk drive or USB stick drive letter, go to the 2nd tab in the Properties popup [Tools], click the Optimize button, and every partition should appear in the list with a description that'll tell you if it's an SSD. Note: some USB external SSDs may show as a regular hard disk, and USB sticks may show up as hard disks too, for some reason.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#9

I've used Smart Defrag either free or giveaway versions for years. Have been very satisfied. Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by seagrape  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
#8

Thanks,its a good software.Currently have version 6 which will expire in october this year and now i will extend it with this version 7.

Reply   |   Comment by Vinu  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
#7

great for ssd drives you should use this everyday on it

Reply   |   Comment by ssd breaker  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-35)
#6

A great program that I have been using for over 2 years. Works great. Thank you GOTD !

Reply   |   Comment by Scott  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)
#5

This has been my default defragmenter for a few years and has served me well.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff Wilson  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)
#4

Always a welcome utility to see on GotD so thanks for offering this today.

The free version of this software works well but the activated Pro versions adds the option to have the defrag process take place regularly and automatically so I find that much more convenient. I have both SSDs and hard drives - obviously it's only the HDDs that I defrag.

I've never had any problems with this software so thanks again Iobit and GotD!

Reply   |   Comment by ChrisM  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-17)
#3

Great!!! thank you for giving this software for free

Reply   |   Comment by shreeshaj  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)

shreeshaj, Their Free Version works just as well and updates to the Latest Free Version.
Also, unlike Windows Defragger offers the option to Analyze your SSD.
And, you don't need to be concerned about a 6 mo. licence.
Although this will probably revert to the Free Version when it's time is up.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert G.  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#2

Great and accurate summary. Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by gerry  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)
#1

Years ago, in the days of FAT and slow disks (access times ~25 ms) obtaining a whole file was a lengthy process. If you wanted to store a 1 MB file, it would find a spare bit of space, save what it could, then find another spare bit of space, etc. Eventually the file would be saved, albeit fragmented all over the place. As files were deleted, they would free space for other files. It was common for a large file to be split 20 or 30 times.
Fast forward to today where we have access times of ~9ms and with SSD drives, faster than that. Also, most PCs use NTFS file system instead of FAT. When a file needs to be saved, NTFS finds a space large enough for the file. Obviously files can grow over time (log files, etc) so fragmentation can still occur, but at a lot less frequency than before. With the fast access times, most users wouldn't even be aware. And with SSD drives, you don't want to defrag at all - this can cause unnecessary writes to the drive, which for SSDs are finite.
In summary, while the software has a nice GUI and does work (Windows has defrag software built in, and does schedule defrags when idle) it does seem a bit superfluous - a bit like registry cleaners. Probably good once, but times and computers have moved on.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+105)

Chris, Hard disk. Normally something like this is called "optimization of the hard drives".

Reply   |   Comment by Jean Falco  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

In response to [ Chris ] suggesting this does nothing special:

- it trims SSD,
- definitely speeds up responsiveness on HDD for me,
- deletes a whole list of unwanted files,
- pre-windows boot defrag
- free

The pro version, free today, also
- turns on more responsive DMA for HDD that don't already have it,
- can schedule auto defrag
- can auto update itself

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Recommendations for improvement:

- put directories in alphabetical order at track zero
( these are responsiveness enhancing features from the original Norton DS DirSort and SD SpeedDIsk ).

- do NOT load anything TSR terminate and stay resident, we have to fund and turn off background IObit nag programs.

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Keep at it, IObit, you have some great utilities, getting better all the time.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Just FWIW, with a conventional hard disk, data closer to the start of the partition can be read faster than data towards the end of the partition. There are all sorts of strategies regarding what should be placed for optimum speed -- I'm pretty sure iObit's is different from Auslogics' for example. Win10's Optimization OTOH doesn't bother with that sort of thing, *BUT*, if you want to pack everything at the start of the partition so you can shrink the partition, or compact an expanding VHD, Win10 **may** move some files for you that 3rd party defrag apps will not.

Also FWIW, if your running an SSD, Do NOT turn off Win10's automatic optimization on a schedule... To work properly with Windows Microsoft says SSDs do need to have defrag performed every so often.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Peter Blaise, I have not seen any system since windows 3.1 that did not have DMA or more recently UDMA transfer mode enabled by default! Only time it is not enabled by default is if there has been determined to be a hardware fault and attempts to use UDMA on a particular chipset is known to result in excessive UDMA transfer errors or the cable is faulty. In those cases forcing UDMA to be on will either be ignored by the drivers or result in a fundamentally unstable system.

I would not want a defragmentation utility to delete files! That is the job of a clean up utility not a defragmentation tool!

reTRIMing an SSD periodically is nothing special Windows 10 already scheduled defragmenter does that in the background along with periodic background defragmenting of conventional hard drives.

There was a time when 3rd party defragmenters were needed (windows 95 etc) as windows did not have one built in... Once Microsoft created the defragmentation API for Windows NT 3rd party defragmenters became both mostly surplus to any real requirement to exist and stupidly easy to knock up since they ALL use Microsoft defragmentation API.

For placement of large or infrequently accessed file types that are best moved to the slow end of a conventional HDD I use defraggler but after the files I want at the slow end of the drive are at the slow end of the drive and the operating system files are at the faster portion of the drive I prefer to let windows defragmenter optimise the boot sequence and OS files. In most cases if there are copious amounts of physical RAM the system cache of the file systems will negate much of the advantages of extreme optimisation of file and folder entry physical locations on a drives platter.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
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