PerfectDisk from Raxco software is a well-rounded disk defragmenter software that provides the most comprehensive solution for thorough defragmentation of even the largest disks. It has been honered by several of the industry’s most respected publications and organizations, and is certified by Microsoft for all its current NTFS-based operating systems. The latest version PerfectDisk 12.5 combines speed, thoroughness, flexibility, control, automation and ease-of-use to help make your PCs and laptops as fast as possible.
PerfectDisk 12.5 previously available in two editions: PerfectDisk 12.5 Home Premium and PerfectDisk 12.5 Pro. Both are paid versions and provide only 30 days free trial. Now Raxco Software, the developer of PerfectDisk, has created a fully functional free defrag and optimization solution for PC and laptop performance: PerfectDisk Free Defrag (PD Free). PD Free is a simple solution that does not require a license key to operate with full functionality. The free version includes some PerfectDisk’s patented features including SMARTPlacement, SSD Optimize, Boot Time Defrag and Quick Defrag as well as scheduling options. Some other pro features like StealthPatrol Auto-Optimization, OptiWrite, Space Management & S.M.A.R.T. Monitoring, however, are NOT available in PerfectDisk Free Defrag.
PerfectDisk Free Defrag launches with a Quick Defrag scan and optimization, then defaults to the patented exclusive SMARTPlacement intelligent optimization method.
SMARTPlacement is PerfectDisk’s patented default method that defragments all your files, consolidates free space, and optimizes the drive according to file usage. It provides the most complete defragmentation possible and slows down refragmentation of your drive.
Quick Defrag only defragments fragmented files without attempting to place files according to usage patterns or attempting to consolidate free space. It provides the fastest defragmentation pass but is not the most thorough and it should only be used if you have lots of free space.
SSD Optimize (this option only appears if PerfectDisk detects a Solid State Drive on your system.) consolidates free space on a Solid State Drive to improve SSD write performance. SSDs are not affected by file fragmentation like traditional electromechanical disk drives and defragmentation can shorten the lifespan of the SSD. SSD Optimize improves SSD performance without unnecessarily and harmfully defragmenting the drive.
Configure and manage PerfectDisk defragmentation schedules using the One-Time, Daily or Weekly defrag schedule buttons.