Full overview of Disk SpeedUp, a free defragmentation program
Disk SpeedUp is a free defragmentation program that supports many great features. Many specific settings can be edited and support graphic defragmentation as well as shoe defragmentation.
Disk SpeedUp is from Glarysoft, the creators of other system tools that I recommend, such as Glary Undelete , Registry Repair , Absolute Uninstaller, and Quick Search.
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Note: This review is of Disk SpeedUp version 18.104.22.168, which was released on September 18, 2017. Please let us know if there is a newer version that I need to review.
More about Disk SpeedUp
- It can be installed on Windows 10, Windows 8 , Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows XP and Windows Server 2003
- Disk SpeedUp can defragment any file, folder, internal hard drive,or external hard drive, but not removable devices such as flash drives
- The defragmentation results are displayed in the Reporttab , which includes the file name, number of snippets, file size, and path.
- Boot Time Defragis a feature that will defragment your primary hard drive before even Windows starts, allowing it to defragment the page file, hibernation file, MFT, and system files that normally cannot be defragmented because Windows is used. works
- The settings can be changed to defragment files only if certain conditions are met
- Defragmentation and optimization (or simple defragmentation) can be set in a daily, weekly or monthly program for one or more hard drives
- Automatic defragmentation may be allowed to defragment one or more hard drives when the computer is empty (not in use); specific settings can be changed, such as determining how long the idle period should last before starting the defragment, and how much of the CPUcan be used before pausing the defragment.
Disk SpeedUp Pros & amp; Against
There are many great features in Disk SpeedUp:
- Small download size
- Easy to use
- It installs quickly
- It can defragment single files / folders as well as entire hard drives
- Optimizes the hard drive for faster file access
- Supports shoe cuts
- It can perform defragmentation and / or schedule optimization
- It can defragment multiple disks at once
- Very specific settings for defragmentation and optimization
- Specific files / folders can be excluded from defragmenting the entire disk
- It can automatically shut down the computer when defragmentation is complete
- Unable to defragment removable devices (such as flash drives)
- Attempts to install another program during setup
- Does not work from the right-click context menu in Windows Explorer
Advanced disk speed options
There are two main features in Disk SpeedUp that need to be looked at more closely.
There are four options in the Tools> Options> Defragment menu to determine when to defragment. These options should be defined to avoid spending time defragmenting small files or files that have huge fragments.
Defragment only files that:
- You have fragments smaller than [X] MB: the number selected here determines how large the fragment can be before the file is defragmented. The goal is to avoid defragmenting huge files that have hundreds of megabytes of fragments. For example, if you reduce the number to 10 MB, Disk SpeedUp will defragment files only if they contain less than 10 MB of fragments.
- You have more than [X] snippets: This explains the number of snippets that may exist in a file before Disk SpeedUp defragments it. If you select 10 snippets, the file will need to contain more than 10 snippets before it can be defragmented. While selecting a larger number, Disk SpeedUp is required to defragment a smaller number of files.
- They are larger than [X] MB: This setting is used to avoid defragmenting really small files. Disk SpeedUp will only defragment files that are larger than the number you have here.
- Smaller than [X] MB: As you would expect, this option is the opposite of the previous one. Each number selected here creates a maximum file limit for what can be defragmented. For example, if you select 10 MB for the previous setting and 20 MB for this, the SpeedUp disk will defragment files that are only between these two sizes. This drastically reduces the number of files that will be defragmented.
Although they are all enabled by default, unchecking any of the above options will cause Disk SpeedUp to skip this setting and not restrict it. For example, unchecking the last two options will allow Disk SpeedUp to defragment a file of any size.
Some defragmentation programs allow you to optimize files. This means that the program can move specific files, files of a certain size or certain file formats to a part of the hard disk that is moving slower than the others. If individual files are moved from the faster part of the device to the slower areas, it will actually change things around it to place certain files in the faster areas, which in turn leads to better performance.
Note: When I say that “the program can be moved “, I do not want to delete it from my custom folders to such an extent that you will lose traces of them. This simply means that the physical location of the disk file will change, but not the location as you see it in the normal folder structure. In other words, you won’t actually see this take effect.
Disk SpeedUp optimization settings allow you to specify the file sizes and file formats that need to be moved to slower areas of the disk. To optimize the disk, first select the hard disks you want to optimize, and then select ” Defragment and Optimize” from the ” File ” menu .
The ” Tools> Options> Optimize ” option contains optimization settings that you can change. Under ” Move large files” at the end of the device there are four options:
- Minimum file size: This option can be changed to one of ten file sizes of 10-100 MB. Selecting 100 MB, for example, means that files larger than 100 MB will be moved to the end of the disk.
- Files that weren’t available in the last month: It’s pretty easy – any file that wasn’t available last month will be moved to the slower part of the hard drive.
- Trashfiles: All files currently in the trash will be moved.
- Files in the selected types: Below is an option called ” Archives”, “Movies ” and ” Images of disks”, along with some of their respective file types. Selecting each of the three categories of file formats will move files with these extensions to the end of the disk, such as RAR , MP4, and ISO This is completely editable, which means you can paste any file extension you want to be moved.
Each of these options can be combined or completely disabled. This means that you can set Disk SpeedUp to move files larger than 50 MB that were not available last month and are ZIP files to the very end of the hard drive, but do not touch the trash files. Another option is to disable this feature if you prefer not to use it.
My thoughts on Disk SpeedUp
I think Disk SpeedUp is a great program. Very specific defragmentation settings and the ability to optimize the disk should definitely be included in all defragmentation programs.
Some defragmentation programs, such as Defraggler , may include the missing Disk SpeedUp function. This includes support for a removable disk, a portable version, integrating a context menu, and moving specific fragmented files to the slow part of the hard disk (not just those of a particular file extension).
However, I still think Disk SpeedUp is a great program and may even be easier to use by some people.