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    Perfectdisk Versus Diskeeper

    http://www.raxco.com/products/perfec...mance_Test.pdf

    This test was conducted by Raxco, the makers of Perfectdisk.

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    Too bad PD7 won't even install on my PC - I get a blue screen. Raxco support was of no help. I wonder how well O&O does. I'm using it and seems ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynchknot
    Too bad PD7 won't even install on my PC - I get a blue screen. Raxco support was of no help. I wonder how well O&O does. I'm using it and seems ok.
    The last time that I used O&O which was years ago it was really very slow. It would take 3-4 hours to defrag my drive. How's it now?

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    Well, I have tried perfect disk (couldn't get it to run either), O&O which was better. I have used Diskkeeper pro for seversl years. I use the set it and forget it screen saver defrag, and never have to worry about a fragged HD.

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    Their website says, "6-8 times faster than previous versions" - but I have yet to see any published (detailed) defrag ability results.

    * No limits as to the number, type or size of the hard disks. However many megabytes, gigabytes or terabytes your partitions have, if you use SCSI or IDE hard disks, if you've combined your hard disks in a RAID system - O&O Defrag gives you optimum performance, simply, quickly and safely.

    * The O&O OneButtonDefrag technology automatically detects the optimum configuration for each system.

    * Special support for mobile systems with our IntelligentPowerControl technology. As soon as the notebook is separated from the mains power supply, O&O Defrag changes to Pause mode. In this way, none of your battery power is used for the defragmentation, and you can use all the power for your work! When you plug in your notebook to the mains again, the defragmentation will automatically start from where it left off.

    * Extensive reports document every action, so you can look back at the result of your defragmentation runs and create a picture of the condition of your hard drives.

    * Complete support of new Windows XP functions (Layout.ini) and online defragmentation of important system files such as the MFT (Master File Table).

    * Integrated STEALTH technology: Allows a much more resource-efficient defragmentation than other competitive defragmenters do - for optimized defragmentation!

    * O&O ActivityGuard Professional: monitors the system load in periodic intervals and adjusts the resource usage of O&O Defrag V6.

    * As the leader in defragmentation technology O&O Defrag V6.5 offers five optimization strategies: STEALTH, SPACE, COMPLETE/ Name, COMPLETE/Date, COMPLETE/Access.

    * Threshold - Automatic defragmentation upon reaching a predefined fragmentation level: Allows to set up a limit to a possible degree of fragmentation.

    * Command line interface for local defragmentation control.

    * To MMC or not to MMC: The integration in the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) is now optional.

    * Full Automation: Define and run automatic and periodic defragmentation jobs in the background that guarantee optimized system performance.

    * Boot time defragmentation of any given file including Paging file, Registry, Master File Table (MFT) on NTFS and any other file, user-defined

    * Integrated scheduler with enhanced options for automatic background defragmentation

    * Unique split screen: Follow the analysis and defragmentation process of partitions at any time in the dynamically split screen.
    Question: Do any of you exclude system restore files from deframenting? This seems to have most/largest fragmentation.
    Last edited by lynchknot; December 4th, 2004 at 18:13 PM.

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    I've tried both Diskeeper and PerfectDisk but I prefer PerfectDisk. Not that I notice a better performance boost, but it uses something called SmartDefrag which I think is a unique feature. In a nutshell, it re-arranges files according to how often they're modified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotmale
    I've tried both Diskeeper and PerfectDisk but I prefer PerfectDisk. Not that I notice a better performance boost, but it uses something called SmartDefrag which I think is a unique feature. In a nutshell, it re-arranges files according to how often they're modified.
    yeah, that's a good feature. I wish I could use PD7. O&O has a similar feature but you are able to choose which optimization is best for your PC. I suppose "Complete/date or access" would be similar to "smartdefrag placement" - but again, I have not seen any reviews on how well it works.

    O&O Defrag V6.5 offers five optimization strategies: STEALTH, SPACE, COMPLETE/ Name, COMPLETE/Date, COMPLETE/Access.
    Last edited by lynchknot; December 4th, 2004 at 18:42 PM.

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    I have used PD 6 and PD 7 no problems, O&O4-6 no problems, Diskkeeper to 9 no problems. I like PD but I'm not at all sure any of them give you any real advantage over built-in defragger. Nice thing with PD is offline defrag which moves the MFT and page file away from the start of the disk. Again I'm not at all sure it's anything but snakeoil. I have been told that because of the way drives read and write data contigious file storage may not be the best way anyhow. A file written across every third or fourth sector is read quicker because of the delay between addressing a sector and lining it up for reading. I don't know enough about it - maybe someone with excrutiating hardware knowledge would care to comment?

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    I like PD7 better than O&O, PD7 is excellent but I think the defrager that comes with XP is the best...is that possible ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastGame
    I like PD7 better than O&O, PD7 is excellent but I think the defrager that comes with XP is the best...is that possible ?
    The one that comes with Xp is based on Executive Software's Diskeeper. I don't like the XP one because you can't defrag more than one drive at a time.. that blows...

    With Diskeeper you can. I love the set it and forget it feature. I also like the boot time defrags though sometimes they don't work... and instead lead to a looping.. though with the latest release I haven't had that issue.

    The MFT defrag, defrag of the pagefile, as well as the other features of diskeeper keep me keen on it.

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    I use both PerfectDisk and Diskeeper....... PerfectDisk for my small partitions (Windows etc) and Diskeeper for my large drives. Overall PerfectDisk wins for me because it does a quick defrag with optimized file placement unlike Diskeeper.

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    well I've tested both and really cant tell the difference from a performance point of view. so I guess just personal preference but diskeeper is much faster for me.



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