I am sharing an essential performance tip for everyone today. Anybody who isn’t lucky enough to own a SSD knows the struggle of dealing with a heavily fragmented hard drive. Performance is atrociously slow, applications take forever to open, waiting for the computer to start up seems like an eternity. Today I am recommending a great defragging software that yields a significant performance boost for a computer.  Auslogics makes a wonderful defragging software named Auslogics Disk Defrag. I use this personally at home and noticed the speed of defragmentation is significantly faster than the one that comes with Windows by default. Although there is nothing wrong with the default defragging software, productivity and efficiency could be increased due to the short length of time it takes to defrag even larger drives like my laptop’s 500 GB HDD.

Features that stand out:

1. You can select a specific file/folder to defrag instead of the entire drive

2. Ultra-fast defragmentation engine

They’re not kidding here when they say “ultra-fast.” Even with over 8000 file fragments I’ve noticed it only take 15-30 minutes to finish on a heavily fragmented drive, if the machine only has a little fragmentation it could be done within 5 minutes compared to the lengthy time Windows Disk Defragmenter takes

3. Disk error check and repair

I should note that all these features come with even the free version. I say this with confidence that Auslogics Disk Defrag is the best software I have ever used for system maintenance.

The software can be obtained here: http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/