SOURCE: Diskeeper Corporation

December 17, 2009 12:31 ET

Preventing Fragmentation: The Performance Difference

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2009) - If there is a factor that negatively affects performance, which is better: controlling it, or preventing it in the first place? For example, we know that fossil fuel not only dirties up a car's engine over time, but also does great damage to the environment. Over the years, there have been many significant improvements to vehicles to make engines more efficient and to reduce harmful emissions -- but there is no comparison to a fully electric vehicle that has no fossil fuel going through the engine and no emissions at all, period. In the case of the electric car, the problem has been entirely prevented, and the millions spent to address the harmful effects of gasoline combustion are no longer needed.

It's a similar situation with file fragmentation. Like fossil fuel, file fragmentation has been with us for many years, and millions have been spent in development of defragmentation. As with the developments in automobiles to control emissions and fuel efficiency, defragmentation became a finely engineered and efficient operation. But until very recently, fragmentation prevention has not occurred.

Enter Diskeeper® 2010 performance software -- the very first product that actually prevents fragmentation before it happens.

"Diskeeper's ability to proactively prevent fragmentation keeps our systems operating at optimal performance," said Trevor A. Shoun, Assistant Director of Technology for the Price Automotive Group. "Using Diskeeper has not only increased my own satisfaction in system performance, but our users tell us that they notice a real difference in system responsiveness. When installing new systems (especially servers) Diskeeper is at the top of my 'to buy' list."

By the time fragmentation happens, the system has already wasted I/O resources by writing fragmented files to scattered spaces on the disk. A toll is already being taken even before a defragmenter goes to work.

Utilizing a new revolutionary technology called IntelliWrite™, Diskeeper 2010 intelligently writes files to the disk to prevent up to 85 percent of fragmentation from occurring. Coupled with Diskeeper's superior defragmentation technology, Diskeeper 2010 delivers a complete performance solution for every Windows system at every site, and goes far beyond what defragmentation alone can achieve. Significant savings are also achieved reducing energy consumption and cooling -- even more than is done with conventional defragmentation.

"Whether on an enterprise system or on my personal laptop, Diskeeper is a product I can't do without," Shoun concluded. "I would recommend it to anyone who owns or uses a Windows system."

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