DiskTuna is a freeware application that lets you defrag and optimize your computer’s hard drive and increase performance and boost overall speed of your Windows computer. While the built-in Disk Defragmenter does its job well, some prefer to use third-party freeware. DiskTuna is entirely safe and reliable as it uses the official Windows Defrag API for moving around files. It features safe mode, explorer integration, scheduling tasks and a lot more.
What is Defragmentation
Before using this tool, you must know what Disk Defragmentation is, so here is a quote from Microsoft website, explaining disk defragmentation:
Disk defragmentation is the process of consolidating fragmented data on a volume (such as a hard disk or a storage device) so it will work more efficiently. Fragmentation happens to a volume over time as you save, change, or delete files. The changes that you save to a file are often stored in a different place on the volume than the original file. This doesn’t change where the file appears in Windows—only where the bits of information that make up the file are stored on the actual volume. Over time, both the file and the volume itself become fragmented, and your computer slows down as it has to look in different places to open a single file.
DiskTuna for Windows PC
DiskTuna comes with a lot of features, a few of which are discussed in this post. To start with, there are three jobs that can be performed with the software, namely Defrag, Optimize and Compact. Firstly, you need to select a drive on which you want to perform a job. Then under the ‘More’ button you can explore more options such as safe extensions (to be skipped), what to do after the completion of
First, you need to select a drive on which you want to perform a job. Then under the ‘More’ button you can explore more options such as safe extensions (to be skipped), what to do after the completion of the job, and a few other options as well. Then you can create a shortcut to this job and save it to your desktop, so that you can perform this task repeatedly without entering settings again and again.
Once you’ve selected a drive then you can hit the ‘Analyze’ button and do a complete analysis of files stored on that drive. After the analysis, you can perform a job accordingly.
DiskTuna comes with inbuilt VSS safe-mode that reduces interaction between defragmentation and shadow copies. Moreover, DiskTuna integrates well with Windows File Explorer and you can even defrag just a selected folder and its sub-directories.
The program also comes with an HDD temperature monitor that will automatically pause all the operations when the disk gets too hot and will only continue when the temperature is normalized. It also includes a boot optimization function which utilizes the Windows layout.ini file.
The UI is fast and pretty easy to operate, nothing complex there!
DiskTuna is a complete solution to HDD optimization and defragmentation. Although you would need such a tool once or twice in a month, it is a nice tool to have in your software collection. It comes with a lot of features that you may not find in other free defragmentation software.
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