Fragmentation is a continuous process in any windows based computer. It happens because of continuous writing and deleting of files by various means, be it day to day usage or installing and uninstalling application. On average about 100 files get fragmented daily, even if you do not install any application and use the PC for about 8 hours a days for daily work.
Fragmented files reduces hard disk performance and it also makes some portion of hard disk unusable. So whenever you try to copy new files it increases fragments further, thus increasing fragmentation further exponentially. For better disk performance and overall Windows speed keeping file fragment low is a essential key. By Defragmenting we increase the life of a hard disk as well.
It is a myth that if we keep defragmenting our hard disk, it will wear out soon and life of hard disk becomes less. In fact the reverse of this true, by defragmenting we improve seek time and head movement of Disk is reduced which results in more life of Hard disk in longer term. Now to keep your hard disk healthy and long lasting every system admin advices regular defrag of your hard disk, essentially at least once in a month.
Defragmenter tools moves each file in continuous blocks and thus free space which is unnecessarily occupied by multiple fragments. Also it improves read time as Disk head has to only move once to find first block of file and rest of files is located in continuous block. Windows has in built disk defragmenter which is quite decent as far as usability is concerned. But third party defragmenter are known to do the job better and with more efficiency. Windows defragmenter is not very smart as well whereas many third party defragmenter are not only very fast then windows defragmenter but also does the job very smartly. One such Defragmentation tool is IObit’s Smart defrag.
IObit’s Smart Defrag is highly efficient and fast defragmenter than many other similar tools, on top of that it is free as well. Right! You heard it right it is a free tool. It also offers Automatic defrag in background feature, using this you can install it and leave it running in background. Smart defrag will defrag your files as and when required while your PC is left idle, does not interfering in your task, and will keep Hard disk performance optimized at all the times.
It also have Boot time Defrag functions, which makes sure that you can defrag even those system files which are generally not available for defragmentation as they are in use while running windows. This is one feature that takes IObit’s Smart Defrag much ahead of many other free such tool. Apart from that you can also set schedules for your defragmentation job like once every week at a particular time or once a month as per your usage.
It comes with Guaranteed Data safety and disk stability mechanism, using which it does not keep analyzing your disk all the time if left running in background. With its smart sense technology it does check the hard disk periodically based on history of fragmentation thus increasing life of your hard disk and provides better stability.
User interface of IObit’s Smart Defrag is very clear and easy to use. Once you defragment your hard disk, it clearly show you all the HDD statistics before and after the defragmentation. It not only very fast compared to other similar tool it is very efficient as well. It is one defragmenter which is highly recommended by pchijack team and must be used with every PC.