O&O Defrag Professional Review

A very good and user friendly defrag app

Submitted by Groparul on Thu, 2008-03-13 22:25.
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The lowest price: 40.46$
You can buy it at RegNow for that price.
It is faster than expected and does its job thoroughly enough. It looks okay and is user friendly but keeps you well informed.
After using Windows defrag tool, more space seems to be freed up. The price could be lower, but it's worth it anyway.

I have to admit I haven't defragmented my hard drive for quite a while. This is partly because I have been having a weird problem with one of my drive - it could not be defragmented, in any way.There was enough free space and all that, but I don't know what might have caused that (perhaps the installation of Kaspersky Internet Security after removing Norton Antivirus, action which caused the same problems to other machines, as seen on some forums); the thing is that this little app pulled this task off. My drive D:\ had a 44% fragmentation and 66.6 GB (nothing evil there :)), and it has been reduced to nil in less than an hour and 45 mins. That is, indeed, fast, and while defragmenting, I could still do my work pretty fine!It certainly puts a lighter load on the CPU than the default Windows defragmenter and does the job much faster! I don't know if this is the best software of the kind, but is the first defrag software I ever used, other than the default, so I have to say I'm pretty impressed.
The GUI is good, not too crowded, pleasant too look at (I've been missing the old cluster show-off of the old Windows versions) so it felt pretty familiar to me. The options are plenty, with a down-to-the-file progress indicator and neat features, SPACE mode and STEALTH mode, reports and the ability to use O&O Defrag as the default defrag software.
It also has the option of an automatic defragmentation; of course, the utility of it is disputable - for many, the thoroughness and speed of the defragmentation is what matters.
The software seems to be excellent for server systems, as it allows sufficient hardware, CPU and RAM traffic flow by it.


In my case, O&O Defrag succeeded where the default Windows defragger failed, so it is a pretty good piece of software. I'm not saying it's the best, but for some it might be the most desirable.