Defraggler adds Statistics tab, Taskbar progress meter, widens SSD support

Piriform Software has released Defraggler 2.17 and Defraggler Portable 2.17, updated builds of its freeware defragmentation tool for Windows. Version 2.17’s main highlight is the addition of a new Statistics tab, alongside SSD optimizations and progress information being displayed via the program’s System tray icon.

The update also comes with the promise of various optimizations, performance tweaks and the usual slew of bug fixes and minor GUI improvements.

The chief new feature in Defraggler 2.17 is the new Statistics tab. Selecting this gives users an at-a-glance view of recent analysis and defragging, with the number of defrag executions listed alongside files defragged, fragments reduced and longest defrag execution. Stats can be selected by day, week, month, year or all time.

In addition to this new feature, version 2.17 also comes with added support for a number of new SSD drives, including Intel, Plextor, Micron and OCZ.

Another new feature sees users able to monitor the progress of the current defrag via the program’s Taskbar Notification Area icon -- roll the mouse over the program icon when minimized to get an update (as a percentage figure). Users may first need to enable the "Minimize to tray" option via under Settings > Options > Advanced tab.

Other changes include an improved calculation of the time remaining for the current defrag, an enhanced FreeSpace Defrag procedure and the promise of better memory usage. The benchmarking algorithm has been further optimized and a new Indonesian translation added.

Defraggler 2.17 and Defraggler Portable 2.17 are both available now as a freeware downloads for PCs running Windows XP or later.

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