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 »

VSS safe mode, what is it?

DiskTuna VSS Safe-mode DiskTuna features a ‘VSS safe mode’. But that’s just a name that I made up. Many defraggers offer a ‘VSS aware’ or ‘VSS compatible’ option. VSS-aware defragmentation will always make defragmentation and optimization less effective. But what is it? What does it do? What is VSS anyway? Windows Volume Snapshot Service (VSS) VSS… Read More »

Defrag and SSD hard disks and VSS and more

Quite a bit has changed since the inception of DiskTune, for example SSD harddisks are now widely available. Consensus is that defragging a SSD hard disk is unnecessary and even undesired [1]? Hmm, interesting read. Anyway, it would be a good idea for DiskTuna to determine if a volume resides on a conventional hard disk or a… Read More »