SOURCE: Diskeeper Corporation

September 27, 2007 15:28 ET

Slow Computer? Don't Forget to Defrag!

To Regain Sanity on a Frustratingly or Mysteriously Slow Computer, Try the Simple Process of Defragmentation

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - September 27, 2007) - IT Professionals, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, and average Joe's alike have all experienced a slow computer that seems to lull only at the worst possible moment. Many spend countless dollars on new equipment, speed accelerators, or even replacing the system altogether, but oftentimes the underlying issue is not outdated equipment, but fragmentation.

The Culprit

What is fragmentation, and why does it affect computers so adversely? When a computer needs to store a file, it attempts to do it as quickly as possible. Think of it like this: a stack of paperwork waist high has to be put into a series of filing cabinets. In order to do the job quickly files are placed wherever they will fit without regard to order; in essence this is what a computer does to save time. 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 what fragmentation is and why it creates a slow computer.

The Solution

How do you solve fragmentation? With defragmentation of course! For those already familiar with Windows Disk Defragmentor, it's obvious how running defrag just once can help improve performance, but what many don't know that there is an even higher level of performance available.

Users today profit enormously from modern systems' larger disk capacities, but with larger disk space comes more fragmentation. Third party software can be a huge help to aid in the task of defragmentation for those who don't want to bother running regular system maintenance manually. Forward thinking software companies like Diskeeper® Corporation (www.diskeeper.com) have developed technology that defragments a hard disk seamlessly without interrupting use.

Applications such as Diskeeper 2007 with InvisiTasking™ work without scheduling defragmenting in real time, boosting the performance of a slow computer and keeping programs running at maximum potential, essentially stopping fragmentation in its tracks.

A slow computer can be the bane of existence to anyone who relies on its tools on a regular basis; proper defragmentation can help those who want to speed the performance of their machines without spending a bundle on new equipment.

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