Softpedia Editor's Review for UltimateDefrag
Defrag and Optimize Your Hard Drive - Any Way You Want To!
Written by Bogdan Popa on January 30th, 2013
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UltimateDefrag is a disk defragmenter that sports many more features that the standard Windows utility, promising to restore hard disk performance fast and easy.
There is nothing too complicated about the application but in case you find it difficult, there's always the rich help manual that comes with detailed descriptions of every single feature bundled into UltimateDefrag.
The application boasts almost all the utilities you would normally expect from this kind of tool, including multiple defragmentation modes and a rich settings screen.
The interface also presents a detailed graph showing defragmentation level, letting you know exactly what is happening with the selected hard disk.
There are six defrag modes, as follows: fragmented files only, consolidate, folder/file name, recency, volatility and auto. Each of these options takes a while to load, so make sure you have the time before initiating a new defrag.
While performing a user-defined defragmentation, UltimateDefrag shows file count, contiguous files, fragmented files, number of fragments, degree of defragmentation and estimated time remaining. There's always the option to stop the process, but also a dedicated setting to choose the maximum resource usage.
Truth be told, UltimateDefrag takes most of your CPU and RAM, so make sure to close other apps before launching a new defrag.
In addition, the application comprises dedicated tools to schedule a defrag process, but also to perform a quick test and determine disk speed. It all takes just a few minutes, but once again you must close all the running processes to get the best possible results.
Overall, UltimateDefrag is an excellent defrag tool and may help you unclutter your registry, thus improving OS load times.
Here are some key features of "UltimateDefrag":
· Achieve Optimum Performance Hard Drive File Access That Results In A Much More Responsive PC
· Strategic File Placement Gives You Complete Control Over Which Files And Programs You Want Increased Performance From
· Place Unused Data (such as ZIP Files and unused Windows files) Out Of The Way
· Place Directories In The Optimum Position For Superior Performance
· Defrag with as little as 1% FREE space
· Enjoy fast 2 to 3 minute complete defrags
· Choose From 6 Powerful Defrag Methods With Over 55 Defrag Option Combinations
· Make Full Drives Perform Almost Like They've Been Newly Formatted
· You No Longer Need To Consider Partitioning - UltimateDefrag Is Kind Of Like Partitioning-On-The-Fly!
· Defrag Individual Files and Folder with the click of a mouse.
· Wildcard File Selection
· Fastest Defrag Algorithm out there - with inplace file defragging and more. Only moves fragments.
· The First Complete "DISK" Metaphor In Any Defragger
· Say Goodbye To "Hard Drive Fatigue" Forever!
· More Than Just A Defragger - It's Also a File Placement Optimizer
· Nothing "Black Box" about this - you have total control over which files go where
· Flexible Scheduling lets you defrag while your away from your computer
· All This In An Incredibly Powerful Program That's Less Than 2 Mb In Size!
· Hard Drive - Internal or External with NTFS or FAT32 File System
· 9 Mb Free Disk Space
· 3D Graphics Accelerator Card for best performance of disk GUI
· 30-day trial
· Nag screen
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
Novice Mode/Expert Mode:
· Right out of the box, UltimateDefrag4 now supports two types of users. Simple Mode is for users who do not need or want to manipulate all the advanced functions. Simple Mode simply requires the user to press start and UltimateDefrag will automatically, intelligently and optimally defragment your hard drive and layout files according to the simgle most advanced file placement algorithm developed at DiskTrix. Of course, for users wanting all the advanced features, Expert Mode gives them all to you so you can tweak your file placement and performance to your heart’s content.
Ability To Accelerate Specific Applications Based Upon Application Name:
· Version 4 now scans your system for all installed applications and enables you to easily choose which applications you wish to accelerate based upon the application name from an easy-to-use list of all installed applications.
Many Additional Ways To Select Files For High Performance and Archive:
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