This page contains a review of software associated with disks. You will find tools like disk defragmenting software, disk formatting software and more. These tools will keep your disk in a good working condition, and will optimize it for better response and performance. A disk in a good state will result in an overall system performance improvement. Remember, your disk holds your data. Keep it safe and do regular backups.Another bit of information on Window's disk tools. Windows provides both a defragmentation and scan disk tool for your disk, however, you might find that these software have not so many features and are relatively slow. Then, it might be better to move on to another software and they are listed down here.
Free Disk Defragmentation/Defragment/Defragging Tools
Auslogics Disk Defrag - Free Disk Defragmentation/Defragment/Defragging Tool
This is a defragmentation tool which can defrag your drive quickly and easily. You can select your drives and the software will do the defragmentation process for you. This software works under Windows 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista.
This software is not a disk defragmentation tool, but a file defragmentation software. It works by the command-line, where you speciify the file you want to defragment. This is a great tool if you only want to defragment a single file. You might be asking where this might be useful. Suppose you are playing a game with a single file of 500MB, you will find it very helpful to defragment this file since it will make your game run faster.
Defragmentor Lite CL - Free Disk Defragmentation/Defragment/Defragging Tool
This software is similar to Contig, but comes as a command-line tool. You can use this software to defragment a file or a group of files, just like Contig. This software works under Windows 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista.
DefragNT - Free Disk Defragmentation/Defragment/Defragging Tool
This software can be used to defragment your disks. However, when you run it on Windows XP, you can only defragment you drive if the file partition is NTFS. On other Windows OS though, it supports FAT drives. Works on Windows 98, 2000, XP and Vista.
JkDefrag - Free Disk Defragmentation/Defragment/Defragging Tool
JkDefrag is a free disk defragmentation tool which by default defragments all you drives at one go. It can also defragment a single drive if specified, but you will have to use the command-line to set the single drive defragment option. This product works on Windows 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista.
PageDefrag - Free Disk Defragmentation/Defragment/Defragging Tool
This software defragments the parts of your Windows operating system which your regular defragmenter cannot do. Since Windows actually use some part of the disk when running, you cannot defragment those files as access will be restricted. This software runs when you computer is booting, but just before Windows starts loading its system. It defragments the page file, the registry, hibernation data and more. It works only on Windows 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista.
SpeeDefrag - Free Disk Defragmentation/Defragment/Defragging Tool
This software actually is not a defragmenter, but is a software which restarts Windows and runs the Windows defragmentation tool first, before any other Windows program. This prevent the frequent restarting due to 'disk write' annoyance and more. SpeeDefrag works under Windows XP and Vista.
Ultra Defragmenter - Free Disk Defragmentation/Defragment/Defragging Tool
This is a disk defragmentation tool which is issued under the GNU GPL License. It is free and can be used to defragment your whole drive. It has a GUI front-end for users but you can also access it using the command-line version. The platforms supported are Windows 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista.
WinContig - Free Disk Defragmentation/Defragment/Defragging Tool
This a good defragmentation software since it allows you to defragment not only your drives but also selected folders and files. It will do its maximun to re-construct the file in a single stream, but however if there is not enough disk space, it will try to do its best under those circumstances. You can also schedule your defragmetationtask at a specified time. This software runs only on Windows 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista.
Other Disk Tools
Disk Disktective - Free Disk Analysis Tool
This software is created by freebyte. Here is what they have to say about it: ' Freeware disk reporting tool for Windows. It allows you to find out the size, distribution and structure of used disk space.
A folder/directory may contain hundreds of subdirectories each containing thousands of files. Select any folder or disk and Disktective will create a report displaying the real sizes of all directories and all containing subdirectories.'
FAT32 Formatter - Free Disk Formatter Tool
The FAT32 file system allow you to create volumes of size up to 2 Terabytes, i.e. 2000 GB. However, the default Windows drive formatter only has support for formatting drives of size up to 32GB. This software helps you eliminate any problems for using 2TB drives by allowing you to fromat these drives. This program is open souce and runs under Windows.
FMT - Free Floppy Disk Formatter
This software allows you to format floppy disks of different sizes. This is a free software which works under Windows.
IDE/ATA Disk Diagnostics Utilities
This is a software for finding problems in you IDE/ATA drives. It can perform low level scans and can solve you disk problems. Works under Windows.
mkdosfs - Free Disk Formatter Tool
This software allows you to format FAT32 partitions which have a size larger than 32GB. It is similar to the software reviewed on this page called: FAT32 Formatter. The maximum disk size the Windows formatter can support is 32GB, however, you can bust these limits with this software. This is a port of the command-line tool availble for Linux users and works under Windows.
Partition Logic - Free Disk Partitioning Tool
This software allows you to do any maintaince you want to perform on your hard disk like: create, delete, format, defragment, resize and more. This software works under Windows. If you want a hassle-free way of working on your hard disk structure, then this software is for you.
Ranish Partition Manager - Free Disk Partitioning and Boot Manager Tool
This software dubs both as a partition maker and boot manager. Being a boot manager, it gives you the power to runs multiple OSes on a single hard disk. This software is free and works under Windows.