Diskeeper 2008 Professional Edition - Complete Package (N66972) Category: Utility Software
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- Disk subsystems supported - Primary Partitions, Extended Partitions, Logical Drives, Volume Sets, RAID Arrays (hardware and software), Mirrored Disks, and Mounted Volumes (letter-less drives)
- System Requirements - 11MB Free Space, Windows Vista, XP and 2000, and Microsoft Management Console (MMC)
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Diskeeper 2008 Professional edition puts your system in the driver's seat, allowing you to enjoy unprecedented performance and reliability while you work. Fragmented hard drives drain critical system resources and compromise almost every aspect of daily computer use, leading to longer load times and persistent lags. Diskeeper 2008 elevates system performance, debugging fragmentation-based problems as they occur without ever compromising vital system resources, even during times of heaviest demand. InvisiTasking provides true transparent, background processing technology allowing for Diskeeper 2008 to defragment your computer in real-time, eliminating the need for cumbersome maintenance operations. Diskeeper 2008 Professional edition enhances the reliability and performance of your computer automatically. Now, more than ever, it is important to have a system that is reliable and performs at the peak of its ability. Simply install Diskeeper 2008 and your computer will run more reliably than it ever has before. Real-time defragmentation automatically handles fragmentation as it occurs, providing maximum system performance at all times. Diskeeper's logic controller has been re-designed to deliver performance benefits faster and more efficiently, which detects various volume and system conditions and chooses the most effective algorithm. Boot-Time Mode safely performs Microsoft-recommended defragmentation of critical system files.
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Diskeeper released an update that disables the Boot Time Defrag in Vista SP1 & Windows 2008 in build 12.0.781 of Diskeeper 2008 Professional. Information from the update page is below:
Changes in Diskeeper 2008 (build 12.0.781):
Fixed a flaw that caused a minor error message when the Diskeeper Service was shutdown (e.g. when shutting down the system). This error did not stop Diskeeper from functioning. (introduced in build 770)
Improvement to I-FAAST to better process files in the same folder, that are frequently deleted and recreated under the same file name.
Included support for correctly processing wildcards in the Diskeeper file exclusion list. Also fixed a couple of minor bugs related to file exclusion list.
Made enhancements to the News and Information feature to send info more appropriate to the user's location and the product edition used.
Removed displaying an error message when News and Information feature is unable to connect to a Diskeeper News Server. A message is now logged in the Event Log when this occurs. (introduced in build 770). This error did not stop Diskeeper from functioning.
Boot-time defragmentation is disabled in Windows Vista SP1 and Windows 2008, due to a feature incompatibility on those operating systems / service packs. A correction in a future update (coming soon) will re-enable the feature.
After about 3-4 weeks of use, my computer suffered one of its occasional lockups. So I manually shut down, rebooted, and scheduled a Boot-Time Defrag with Diskeeper 2008 to clean out the cobwebs. To make a long story short, my computer (a Dell Optiplex GX620) never recovered from Diskeeper's Boot-Time Defrag. I could not use the computer in anything but Safe Mode. Diskeeper tech support attempted to help me, but nothing worked.
I eventually had to off-load all my files (a huge task), reformat my hard drive, then re-load WinXP and all my files, drivers, and programs (except Diskeeper). Due to several glitches with the reload process, I ended up spending about 40 hours on the reformat/reload and had to buy about $500 worth of new software.
Ten days ago, I emailed Diskeeper and asked them to tell me any reason why their product was not to blame for my meltdown. They have apparently chosen not to respond. I'm not 100% sure that Diskeeper caused the meltdown, but all signs certainly point in that direction.
1/ Faster than the built-in defragmenter
2/ Automatic defragmentation
3/ Some cool features like MFT defragmentation, folder consolidation and the like
4/ Check for available resource(s) before initiating task
1/ Conflicts with my firewall. Fixed by allowing the service on the firewall exluclusions.
Some things need to be considered:
*Do not perform boot defragmentation. There are certain risk a user need to take if they deemed to do this; for instance, if there is a surge or power went down during this operation, there is a 99.9% chance of data failure. Boot defragmentation won't be of any much help anyway to speed-up the system.
*Perform chkdsk first before doing boot defragmentation (if still desired).
*Schedule defragmentation (even automatic defragmentation) on the hours that the computer is not in use. Less stress for the drive.