Tag Archives: defragmentation

The excellent VOPT defrag. Free license!

“In accordance with Barry’s (Howard Barry Emerson) wish, Vopt is his bequest to Windows PC users”. Vopt Defrag VOPT Defrag (pronounce vee-opt) is one of the oldest still around disk defrag programs. It originally ran under MS-DOS. Although I like VOPT a lot, that didn’t keep me from writing own defrag utility. Some of the features for that… Read More »




DiskTuna 1.2.3 portable

It has come to my attention that several websites are offering a portable version of DiskTuna. As I was curious I downloaded a few. I advise NOT to download these versions as they seem to be installing unwanted software as well. They are typically offered as .RAR or .ZIP files and are larger than the… Read More »




DiskTuna hard disk temperature monitor

DiskTuna offers a safety feature that monitors the hard disk temperature and halts the current operation until it is safe to continue. The monitor is started when you select one of the following actions: defrag, optimize and compact. To determine the hard disk temperature DiskTuna uses S.M.A.R.T., or Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology. SMART attribute 194… Read More »




To defrag or not to defrag

Since I took up the DiskTuna project again, I regularly end up in discussions about the need for disk defragmentation or optimization. I’ll address a few common topics. An SSD disk is faster than every optimized conventional disk will ever be. This is true. If you really care for the fastest disk access possible, go… Read More »




People having fun with DiskTune

Playing with DiskTune, RebootTimer and some other defrag tools, found this in the archives: After your optimize, my restart took 1 min 45 secs.  Compared to 2 mins 42 secs after MyDefrag ‘Slow optimize’, and 2 min 22 sec after mst Defrag.  Remarkable.  Makes sense though that people who do data recovery know really a… Read More »