Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Great Defrag Shootout XXIX: fragdown 2.4

Fragdown 2.4 is a front-end for the built-in Windows defrag.exe program. It's a highly economical 50kb download, and provides a simple facility whereby you can tell defrag.exe to defrag the hard drive and then shut down. The default is to start the defrag immediately and then shut down the PC. You can modify the shortcut to use option 2, in which case fragdown will show as a system tray icon. When you double-click on the icon the defrag starts.
This may be a useful utility in certain circumstances, but its scope is limited and it relies on WDD too much. It was written in 2004 and the documentation is not particularly clear for a novice user.

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Chuck said...

Have you ever looked at Disk Accelerator Pro from Nova Software (a commercial product)? Looks pretty good, so far (after a few weeks). Has a lot of user control without requiring significant user knowledge

Regards and thanks,

Chuck Brotman

Donn Edwards said...

Thanks for the tip! I'll investigate.

Donn Edwards said...

There is no trial download.