O&O Defrag Professional Review

A Lumbering Child On The Market.

Submitted by apluscomputers on Tue, 2009-02-17 17:23.
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The lowest price: 40.46$
You can buy it at RegNow for that price.
Easy to install (& un-install), aesthetically pleasing appeal, various defrag styles.
No clean up options, no page file options, a memory hog when it "monitors" drives.

I have probably tried almost every available defrag program under the sun.

Many are tested by the average person that has only ever used Windows Defrag, in that sense, here we go.

O&O has done another nice job at getting the user interface to not look so menacing, I prefer simplistic with lying undertones of technical.

I did like the available "packet packing options", and wished they were in my current defrag program, oh wait, they are.

I wasn't impressed by the lack of options available to manage my page files, I keep 2 separate page files. Being able to edit, monitor, move and defrag these files are key to a nice running machine. Your drive can be free of fragments all you want, if the engine is dirty, it will run slow.

I did find this program was able to almost eat any available memory it encountered in order to try to monitor my 3 drives on a regular basis. Of course, this option can be turned off (whew!).

All in all, I gladly removed this program almost as fast as it went in and the registry traces it left were easy to catch with an easy registry scan. My current and trusted defrag program got my drive back to where it was in a matter of 15 minutes. Clean, defragged and tightly packed for performance.

O&O either needs to add more options, or bring down the price on pastel.


This program may be good for the common person that doesn't want to wait for Windows defrag, for the techie, too slow, not enough additional options for the price. If you have about 4 gigs of memory it won't hinder your performance, if you want a way to manage page files and at least defrag them, tough. I'll stick to GoldenBow Systems.