SOURCE: Diskeeper Corporation

November 12, 2007 17:15 ET

Find the Real Culprit Behind Your Slow Computer

Don't Waste Money on New Equipment for a Frustratingly Slow Computer When the Real Problem Still Remains!

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2007) - Everyone has experienced a slow computer that seems to lull only at the worst possible moment. Many spend countless dollars on new processors, upgrading RAM, or even replacing the system altogether, but oftentimes the underlying issue is not outdated equipment, but a fragmented hard drive.

The Culprit

Hard drives are subject to some of the most extreme conditions within a computer system, multiple read heads have to collect and store information from several disks spinning at anywhere between 5,400 and 10,000 revolutions per minute. In order to do its job quickly a hard drive simply places pieces of data in free areas of the disc, sometimes that means splitting a file into several smaller portions so that it will fit into the spaces available. The problem lies in extracting the files needed at a later time, the computer has to scan many different areas of the hard disc to get what is needed to open a file or run a program. This is fragmentation, which creates slow computer performance.

The Solution

How do you solve fragmentation? With defragmentation of course! For many, defragmentation has become a cumbersome task, requiring a user to schedule what can be hours of time away from their computer in order to complete this maintenance task. Even when a user has taken this time, performance gains made by insufficient defrag are minimal.

Third party software can be a huge help to aid in the task of defragmentation for those who want fast results and no computer downtime. Forward-thinking software companies like Diskeeper Corporation® have developed technology that defragments a hard disk seamlessly without disrupting normal computer performance.

Applications such as Diskeeper 2008 with InvisiTasking™ work without scheduling and will actually defrag "on the fly" using only idle system resources. This boosts the performance of a slow computer and keeps programs running at maximum potential, essentially stopping fragmentation in its tracks.

A slow computer can be the bane of existence to anyone. Proper defragmentation will help those who want to increase the performance of their machines without spending a bundle on new hardware.

For more information about comprehensive disk defragmentation please visit www.diskeeper.com or call (818) 771-1600.

Contact Information

  • For More PR Information Contact:
    Marcus Galindo
    Diskeeper Corporation
    Phone (818) 771-1600
    Fax (818) 252-5514
    E-mail: mgalindo@diskeeper.com