Defragging the Easy Way – Disk Defrag Screen Saver
By on January 24th, 2010

If you can’t live without a fancy looking screen-saver, move on, this review isn’t for you. However, if you’d like a screen-saver that actually does something useful, then this is a good option.

defrag-icon If you don’t know what it means to defrag a hard drive or why you need to do it regularly, you might want to read this article at Wikipedia. You may also be interested in some of the other free defragmentation tools we’ve mentioned here at Techie Buzz.

There’s a fairly new defragger out there named Auslogics Disk Defrag Screen Saver. I ran into a mention of this freeware tool last week and gave it a try. I’ve used the standard Auslogics defrag tool for many years. The only problem I’ve had recently is getting to the Auslogics website. Their home site seems to be having some problems, so I’ve provided a link to the software below.

Why do I like it? It’s very easy to set up and use. Download it, install it and set it up. The setup is basically the same as any other screen-saver. When you are in your screen-saver options, just click the settings button and you’ll see a window with a very simple choice for you to make.
auslogics-defrag-screensaver-settings

Other than the normal time settings that you’d have with any screen-saver, the only option is to choose which hard drive you want to defrag.

Whenever your computer goes idle and the screen-saver kicks in, here’s what you will see.

auslogics-defrag-screensaver

This defrag tool works just as well as most other defraggers I’ve tried over the years. However, I can’t count the number of minutes or hours I’ve spent waiting for a manual defrag session to finish. With the new tool from Auslogics, you will never wait. It’s working when you aren’t.

Note: This isn’t a new idea. JK Defrag (now called MyDefrag) has a screen-saver option as well. I wrote an article about it almost 3 years ago.

Download - Auslogics Disk Defrag Screen Saver

Techie Buzz Verdict:

There’s no reason not to try this tool. It works well and it performs a very useful service at no cost to you and no loss of time. You can have an awesome looking screen-saver that does nothing for you, or you can use a tool like this to save you time and trouble.

Techie Buzz Rating: 4/5 (Excellent)

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