Comparison of defragmentation software

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The following is a comparison of notable file system defragmentation software:

Program Developer License Supported file systems Supported platforms GUI CLI Script Scheduler Boot time Auto defrag when idle Stable release
Auslogics Disk Defrag Auslogics Freeware FAT16, FAT32, NTFS Windows XP and later Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7.1.5.0 (Free), 4.8.1.0 (Pro) (July 17, 2017; 3 months ago (2017-07-17) (Free), December 12, 2016; 10 months ago (2016-12-12) (Pro)) [±]
AVG PC TuneUp AVG Technologies Trialware 2015 (v15.0.1001.238) (November 30, 2014)
Contig Microsoft Freeware NTFS Windows XP and later;
Windows Server 2003 and later
No[1] Yes No Yes, with Windows Task Scheduler No Yes, with Windows Task Scheduler[a] 1.6 (February 1, 2011)[1]
Defraggler Piriform Freeware FAT32, NTFS, exFAT, ReFS[2] Windows XP and later Yes Yes No Yes, with Windows Task Scheduler[b] Yes Yes, with Windows Task Scheduler[a] 2.21.993[4] (March 16, 2016 (2016-03-16)) [±]
Disk Defragmenter Microsoft Bundled with Microsoft Windows FAT16, FAT32, ExFAT, NTFS, ReFS Windows NT 4 and later;
Windows 95 and later
Yes Yes Yes Yes; via Security and Maintenance No Yes; via Security and Maintenance Same as Windows
Diskeeper Condusiv Technologies Trialware FAT16, FAT32, NTFS Windows XP and later Yes[5] Yes[6] Yes[7] Yes[c] Yes[8] Yes 2015 (18.0.1104.0) (March 16, 2015 (2015-03-16)[9]) [±]
JkDefrag Jeroen Kessels GNU GPL FAT & NTFS Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista Yes Yes 3.36.0.2 / August 31, 2008
O&O Defrag O&O Software Trialware FAT16, FAT32, NTFS Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Server 2008, 7, and 8 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 20.0.465 (March 1, 2017) [±]
PageDefrag Microsoft Freeware
PerfectDisk Raxco Trialware
UltimateDefrag DiskTrix Trialware[10] FAT32, NTFS Windows XP and later Yes Yes Yes 4.0.98.0 (July 3, 2012; 5 years ago (2012-07-03)) [±]
UltraDefrag Dmitri Arkhangelski, Justin Dearing, Sayem Chaklader, Stefan Pendl GNU GPL FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, exFAT[11] Windows NT 4.0 and later Yes Yes Yes[d][12] Yes, with Windows Task Scheduler Yes Yes, with Windows Task Scheduler[a] 7.0.2 (December 17, 2016 (2016-12-17)) [±]
Vopt GoldenBow (or DataTuna)[13] Discontinued (formerly freeware) FAT32, NTFS Windows 2000 and later Yes Yes 9.21.0001 (November 14, 2010 (2010-11-14)) [±]
Program Developer License Supported file systems Supported platforms GUI CLI Script Scheduler Boot time Auto defrag when idle Stable release

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Windows Task Scheduler "Idle" schedules and options settings will be applied to scheduled tasks.
  2. ^ Defraggler's GUI only provides an interface to configure defragmenting activity in Windows Task Scheduler.[3]
  3. ^ Condusiv Technologies claims its InvisiTasking technology eliminates the need for scheduled defragmentation.
  4. ^ UltraDefrag can be run in batch scripts and apply several parameters separately for each disk.

References

  1. ^ a b Russinovich, Mark (February 1, 2011). "Contig v1.6". Windows Sysinternals. Microsoft. Retrieved June 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Defraggler - Version History". Prirform. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Scheduler". Piriform.com. Piriform. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  4. ^ Defraggler version history on piriform.com
  5. ^ Dragan, Richard (May 4, 2005). "Defraggers". PC Magazine. Ziff Davis. Retrieved November 22, 2010. 
  6. ^ "DKService.exe: What is it? Discover Defrag Components & More". Condusiv Technologies. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Group Policy Setup for Condusiv Technologies Products" (PDF). Condusiv Technologies. 2007. p. 1. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  8. ^ "New Boot-Time Defrag in Diskeeper (2008/2009)". Condusiv Technologies. February 3, 2009. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Diskeeper Professional". Softpedia. SoftNews. 25 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "Download UltimateDefrag Free Public Domain Edition". PCWorld. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  11. ^ UltraDefrag features
  12. ^ UltraDefrag documentation and UltraDefrag 5.0.4 handbook
  13. ^ which makes available Howard Barry Emerson's VOPT on their own site, at "The excellent VOPT defrag. Free license!". 

External links

  • The Big Windows 7 Defragmenter Test
  • The Big Windows XP Defragmenter Test
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