Defragment is something we can’t avoid on Windows (unless you don’t care about your system performance). I still remember I had fun watching the Windows Defragment tool under Windows 98, seeing the tiny rectangles change colour. Now I don’t really use the defragment tool in Windows anymore because I found that JkDefrag to be more effective and less time consuming. JkDefrag is a free disk defragment tool that is written based on the defragmentation API by Microsoft. I normally use it every 2 weeks. I just let it run before I go to bed (I download stuff all night anyway) and my hard drive will be “organized” the next morning 🙂
Here is a little description from JkDefrag official website:
Free (released under the GNU General Public License) disk defragment and optimize utility for Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista/X64. Completely automatic and very easy to use, fast, low overhead, with several optimization strategies, and can handle floppies and USB disks/sticks. Included are a Windows version, a commandline version (for scheduling by the task scheduler or for use from administrator scripts), a screensaver version, a DLL library (for use from programming languages), and versions for Windows X64.
Want to try it out?
You can download it from JkDefrag’s official website: http://www.kessels.com/JkDefrag/index.html
The latest version right now is 3.15, the software do gets updated quite often, so make sure you check out the website every now and then.