Download IObit Smart Defrag – Defragging the Smart Way

Defrag Some Techs insist, that a fragmented Hard Drive is the primary cause of system slowdown. I think the system slowdown issue is far more complex.

In a real sense, it is difficult to measure an increase in system performance following Hard Drive defragmentation. Nevertheless, I do agree, that defragging is a positive maintenance process, and should be done regularly.

A  quick recap on disk fragmentation: What is it?

Creating and deleting files and folders, installing new software, and downloading files from the Internet, will cause a Hard Drive to become fragmented. When you delete files or folders, the first available empty spaces on the Hard Drive are filled in randomly when you create new files and folders, as you do when you save pics from your camera, install software, save emails, or create documents.

To keep fragmentation to a minimum, my Hard Drives are continuously being defragged. I run the paid version of TuneUp Utilities 2010 in the background, which continuously optimizes, amongst other things, my computer’s hardware, including automatic disk defragging.

The latest release (January 07, 2010 ), of the award winning free system tool, IObit Smart Defrag , can also run on this type of “set and forget” basis. I occasionally hear from users that they can’t remember the last time they defragged their disk/s – they’ll get to it – eventually. But, they don’t have to – IObit Smart Defrag, can do this for them on a continuous basis.

The 8 million plus downloads of this application from CNET, and an average user rating of 4 Stars, speaks to the value of this small application, and to the popularity of defragging.

IObit Smart Defrag is extremely easy to use, fast and efficient, and best of all, it’s free. The user interface is uncluttered and as simple to follow as any I’ve seen.

The following screen captures illustrate, just how easy it is to get IObit Smart Defrag up and running.

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Fast facts:

Extremely Easy to Use

Its intuitive interface makes Smart Defrag the ideal utility for computer novices.

Exceptionally Efficient Defragmentation

Smart Defrag has the world’s fastest defragmenting engine. It’s been specially designed for modern, large hard drives.

Smart Defrag doesn’t just use simple defragmentation. It also streamlines your file system, places the frequently used files and directories into the fastest area of the disk, enabling your computer to run at top speed with the most stability.

Always-on – Smart Defrag works automatically and quietly in the background, so it continually and constantly keeps your computer fragment-free.

Smart Defrag has a “Safe Intelligence” technology that can assure the health of your disk by deciding when, and how, to execute defragmentation.

Free for  personal, business, and enterprise servers.

Languages: English, Danish, German, Finnish, Dutch, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Serbian, Turkish, Russian, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Korean, Czech, 简体中文, and more.

System requirements: Windows 7, 2003, Me, 98, 2000, Vista, NT, XP, Server 2008 ((32-bit and 64-bit).

Download at: Download.com

Note: Before you begin a scheduled defrag process I recommend that you run a program such as CCleaner, which will empty your Recycle Bin, Temporary Internet Files folder, and other locations, where clutter tends to accumulate on your PC.

As well, you should consider uninstalling any applications you no longer use. Revo Uninstaller is a free utility that will uninstall unneeded applications more thoroughly than the Windows native uninstaller.

These steps are not absolutely necessary but, they are a good practice.

A big “Thank You”, to regular reader RoseD1st, who brought this application to my attention.

IObit offers a whole whack of free applications including Advanced SystemCare Free, Smart Defrag, Game Booster, Advanced Uninstaller, Security 360 Free, Random Password Generator and Manager , and of course, Smart Defrag.

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14 Comments

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14 responses to “Download IObit Smart Defrag – Defragging the Smart Way

  1. Bill,

    Great article! I can attest to this app due I use it as my primary defrag utility. I noticed you use TuneUp Utilities. I will be taking a look at that!

    Rick

  2. Liam O' Moulain

    Hi Bill,

    This is a very cool application. I’ve used this for years, and wouldn’t be without it.

    Liam

    • Bill Mullins

      Hi Liam,

      You’re right! Smart Defrag is a pretty impressive application. Thanks for your input.

      Bill

  3. TeXaCo

    Hi Bill,

    I use Tuneup Utilities automated maintenance as well. It is well worth paying for. Iobit is a good alternative if you do not have TU2010 tho.

    Great article

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Tex,

      I agree with you – TuneUp Utilities is worth the money. Saves a lot of hassles.

      Bill

  4. Mal

    Hey Bill,

    A great product, easy to use, which is great, because my brain gets sore at times trying to figure out complex applications lol.

    Cheers

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Mal,

      I hear ya! There are days when I have get out of the chair, and just walk away.

      Best,

      Bill

  5. Ashok Hallan

    In optimization it is very slow. Readers can try and evaluate Puran Defrag which is free.Read review and download from http://download.cnet.com/Puran-Defrag/3000-2094_4-10723242.html
    or http://www.puransoftware.com/

  6. Ashok Hallan

    Download free edition of Puran defrag and not the Trial version.

  7. azziz

    This is a good one and its fast with some defrag options; This soft can be launched from advanced systemcare utilities corner.

  8. This is good site for defragging tool. I also downloaded that application and it works really well.