PerfectDisk has two different methods for performing a defragmentation pass - SMARTPlacement and Defragment Only. SMARTPlacement is a patented algorithm used for the best placement of files on your disk to minimize re-fragmentation, increase reboot speed, and maximize metadata access for faster file retrieval.
- This will defragment all your files, consolidate free space and optimize the drive according to file usage.
- This will provide the most complete defragmentation possible, and slowdown re-fragmentation of your drive.
- This method may still leave small blocks on free space between files if the PerfectDisk engine determines this would take too much time for a minimal performance gain.
- Sometimes packing the files one after the next is more important than the time needed to do so. In this case you should check the Aggressively free space consolidation check box for the selected drive. Free space consolidation can be the overriding factor for evolutions such as video capture.
Defragmenting without SMARTPlacement (Defragment Only)
File placement strategies