SOURCE: Raxco Software, Inc.

October 25, 2005 11:00 ET

Computerworld Recognizes PerfectDisk for Strength of Defragging Abilities

PerfectDisk Outperforms Diskeeper and Windows XP Defrag Utility

GAITHERSBURG, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 25, 2005 -- Raxco Software, the leader in disk defragmentation software, today announced that in a Computerworld™ magazine head-to-head review of PerfectDisk® 7.0 and Diskeeper® 9, "PerfectDisk comes out ahead on the strength of its defragging abilities and statistics-filled reports," according to the enterprise IT publication. The report also notes that the Windows® XP on board defragging utility is "...adequate but not nearly as effective."

The article points out that in the 10 minutes it took for PerfectDisk to defrag a 5GB Serial ATA disk drive partition containing 23,422 highly fragmented files and filled to 95% of capacity, PerfectDisk not only defragmented the drive, it also consolidated free space and Smart Placed files. While PerfectDisk immediately went to work on the near capacity drive, the Diskeeper product gave notice that the drive "was too full," according to the Computerworld article, seen at (http://www.computerworld.com/softwaretopics/software/story/0,10801,105582,00.html)

SMARTPlacement™ is Raxco Software's patented optimization strategy that organizes files according to usage patterns, resulting in larger blocks of free space, a reduction in future defragmentation run times, and reduced resource usage.

In a box-out illustration of the head-to-head comparison between PerfectDisk and Diskeeper, the fragments per file increased from 1.04 to 1.08 following Diskeeper's first pass, while Raxco's PerfectDisk reduced them to 1.0. PerfectDisk also created significantly more free space, 115.7MB, versus 10.9MB for Diskeeper. According to the review's author, "For extreme situations and much more complete defragmentation, PerfectDisk is the clear winner."

"With the growth in data exploding at all user levels -- from large enterprises and small businesses to consumers and home businesses using more digitally rich media -- correctly defragmenting disk drives is an important strategy in maintaining and improving computing power," said Joe Abusamra, vice president of operations at Raxco Software, Inc. "We are really pleased that Computerworld took the time to demystify defragmentation and acknowledge PerfectDisk's unique strengths," he added.

About Raxco Software

Raxco Software has been helping large enterprises, small businesses, and consumers with their computer resource management needs for more than twenty-five years. Its PerfectDisk is Windows Server 2003- and Windows 2000-certified, and optimized for Windows XP. The PerfectDisk line has a long award-winning history, most notably its perfect 5-star review from CNET Download, winner of the Windows IT Pro 2005 Readers' Choice Awards for Defragmentation Utility and Storage Management Tool, and Redmond Magazine's Best of the Best Award for 2005, and having won PC Magazine's Editors Choice award for the past two years. In addition to its PerfectDisk line, Raxco also produces PC optimization software, including system recovery and disk repair products for Windows operating systems and HP's OpenVMS operating system. Raxco Software can be found on the Web at www.raxco.com.

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PerfectDisk and SMARTPlacement are trademarks or registered trademarks of Raxco Software, Inc. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Computerworld is a trademark of International Data Group Inc. Diskeeper is a registered trademark of Diskeeper Corporation. All other trademarks or trade names are the property of their respective owners.

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