As much as I love Diskeeper, it’s expensive. The windows defragmenter in Vista/7/Server 2008 is better than earlier versions. The problem, however, is that we still have some Server 2003 OS’s in our environment.

Two products that I tested were “Free Disk Defrag” from The Flexomizer, and UltraDefrag. While the first worked OK, there was no 64 bit support. UltraDefrag does.

UltraDefrag has a simple GUI and a command-line interface. It also has another option besides defrag called optimize. Optimize piles your defragmented data towards the front of your drive, leaving your white-space at the end.

I scheduled UltraDefrag to run on all fixed volumes every Friday night, across all of our servers.
Problem solved.