SOURCE: Diskeeper Corporation

May 17, 2010 15:31 ET

Fragmentation Prevention and the Healthy Hard Drive

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - May 17, 2010) -  The last thing any company needs is a failing hard drive. At the very least, it can be an unexpected expense that the enterprise, especially in our recovering economy, wasn't expecting and is now going to have to cover. Worse, it can be an interruption of work for anyone who has data there; hopefully it was fully backed up with all the data retrievable, and everyone can get back to work soon. And in the worst case, it contains data that was backed up several days ago and a whole group of employees is going to have to reconstruct data. In any event, it is an unexpected disruption of the work flow that nobody needs or wants, as well as an added hardware cost.

One major contributor to hard drive failure is file fragmentation. Because of the considerable extra I/O traffic imposed on the only computer component with mechanical moving parts, fragmentation can reduce hard drive life by 50 percent or more.

Over time, there have been many solutions to file fragmentation, some mediocre, some good, some excellent. Today however, a majority of file fragmentation can be prevented before it ever occurs -- with Diskeeper® performance software.

"Typically when machines leave warranty, the hard drive is one of the first components to die," said Michael Moffatt, Desktop Engineering and Operations Manager with CenterBeam SaaS Operations in San Jose, California. "With Diskeeper, however, hard drives stay healthy and operational much, much longer so I can extend my hardware refresh cycle from 3 years to 4 or
4 1/2 years. This allows me to refocus my capital dollars on more strategic initiatives."

Utilizing IntelliWrite technology, a new revolutionary breakthrough, Diskeeper intelligently writes files to the disk to prevent up to 85 percent of fragmentation from occurring. Coupled with Diskeeper superior defragmentation technology, Diskeeper delivers a complete performance solution for every Windows system at every site.

"By continuously keeping the drives defragged, they don't have to work as hard when files are accessed, and therefore don't have to absorb the same level of wear and tear," Moffatt said. "This equates to longer life with fewer replacements. The biggest benefit I see from Diskeeper is the reduced downtime from hard drive failures, which in turn saves me money in capital expenditures as I can squeeze more life out of my hardware."

Make fragmentation a thing of the past, and delay costly hardware replacements, with Diskeeper 2010.

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