SOURCE: Diskeeper Corporation

November 05, 2007 12:05 ET

Windows Home Server Performance Now Enhanced by Diskeeper Defragmenter

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - November 5, 2007) - Diskeeper Corporation today released a special edition of its Diskeeper® 2008 defragmentation software for Microsoft's® new Windows® Home Server platform.

Benefits of Diskeeper 2008 Home Server installation include faster-loading photos, music, movies, video and Microsoft Office files. It markedly speeds up anti-virus scan times and extends machine life by years to help protect valuable family documents.

"Diskeeper has worked with Microsoft since Windows NT," said Steven VanRoekel, director of Windows Server Solutions at Microsoft. "It is great to work with them on the Windows Home Server platform to provide the maximum system performance and reliability possible to our customers."

How does defragmentation help Windows Home Server customers?

Families with multiple PCs linked to a server are constantly saving and deleting their favorite music, photos, movies, video and Office files. This causes the files to become scattered or "fragmented" into thousands of pieces across the disk. The more fragmented these files are, the longer it takes the computer to read them. It also results in painfully long anti-virus scans (as there are thousands of files to be scanned due to increasing fragmentation levels).

Windows Home Server users need to get rid of fragmentation to get the most performance and reliability out of their machines.

"MP3 has largely replaced CDs; and digitally stored and viewed movies are poised to replace the DVD in similar capacity. With Windows Media Center capability, imagine downloading a movie to your Windows Home Server computer and then streaming it to your Xbox or Media Center Extender set-top box. Having a defragmented Home Server will be vital to smooth, uninterrupted entertainment in the digital home of the very near future." -- Michael Materie, Director of Product Management Diskeeper Corporation

Diskeeper 2008 Home Server edition does this "on the fly" or as it occurs. And it does it automatically, in the background, with no intervention required by the users. With over 26 million licenses sold, it is the most popular and widely used standalone software of its kind on the market. Once deployed, a system runs faster and more stably -- period.

Key Features for Windows Home Server Users:

--  NEW! Snaps directly into the Windows Home Server console for ease of
--  NEW! Defrags even the fullest drives with 1% free space to ensure
    optimum performance and reliability.
--  NEW! Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) Compatibility mode leverages the
    data protection of Windows Home Server's VSS with all the performance
    benefits found from defragmenting.
--  Real-time Defragmentation automatically handles performance-robbing
    fragmentation as it occurs, keeping system speed and reliability at a
    constant maximum.
--  Advanced background processing technology ensures no performance hit
    by tapping into otherwise idle system resources to perform all of
    Diskeeper's speed enhancing operations.

Diskeeper 2008 Home Server will be available to any Microsoft Windows Home Server customer as an electronic download through the Windows Marketplace, from Diskeeper Corporation or included in select system builder and OEM offerings. For further information, please call 800-829-6468 or go to

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About Diskeeper Corporation -- Innovators in Performance and Reliability Technologies™: With over 26 million licenses sold, home users to large corporations rely on Diskeeper software to provide unparalleled performance and reliability to their laptops, desktops and servers. Diskeeper Corporation further provides up-to-the-minute data protection and instant file recovery with Undelete®.

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