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Piriform Defraggler 2.20 brings improved Windows 10 Support

Piriform Defraggler 2.20 brings improved Windows 10 Support

by AshwinJanuary 22, 2016

Piriform Defraggler, the popular free defragmentation tool, has been update to version 2.20.

Piriform Defraggler 2.20 Update

What is Defragmentation? Before we answer that we must first understand what fragmentation is, and how it occurs.

A fragment is a part of a file or folder, and is stored in the Hard Drive, in clusters. These clusters are not always close to each other, which is why a HDD becomes slow overtime, as it accumulates files.

For example: If an application has its own folder and has several files in the directory, and some of those are stored in various clusters, which aren’t close to each other, then the app may run slowly, as it tires to access the various clusters.  This is called fragmentation, and affects the performance of a Disk.

The same app will run much faster, if the folder and files are stored in neighboring clusters.  This is an example for a defragmented drive.

Many people argue that modern version sof Windows do not need to be defragmented. This is not true. Why else, do you think Microsoft includes its own defrag tool on Windows? This includes Windows 10 too. Just click on Start and type in “Defragment”, and it should show you the built-in app with the title “Defragment and Optimize Drives”.

This isn’t as efficient as third-party tools like Defraggler though, which is why we should use a good one.

So what’s new in Piriform Defraggler 2.20? Let’s find out.

There is no change to the interface of the app whatsoever. All the changes are under the hood, and there are quite a few important changes and tweaks.

SSDs (Solid State Drives) are generally more faster than the regular HDDs, but even they can get cluttered. Windows’ Defrag tool has been proved to optimize SSD’s too. And so does Defraggler, and version 2.20 of the app polishes the defragmentation process of SSDs with some optimizations to work better. This also applies to the Quick Optimize function of the app.

The app now has improved support for Windows 10.  Defraggler 2.20 has also added some tweaks to the way how Files or Folders are moved to the end of drive, and also has some miscellaneous yet unmentioned improvements.

Other improvements to Defraggler include a newer crash reporting architecture, and an optimized calculation algorithm for finding and displaying the remaining time and benchmark status.

Read our full Piriform Defraggler review for a more in-depth look at the application.

Download Piriform Defraggler 2.20.989 from the official website.