SOURCE: Diskeeper Corporation

August 25, 2009 13:10 ET

Fully Automatic Defrag Means Severe Reduction in Problems

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - August 25, 2009) - It's nice when you have to operate a piece of machinery day in and day out, and when you finally arrive at a time when everything has fallen into place so that there are few to no problems from that piece of machinery. Computers have made it possible to monitor factory processes, for example, so that equipment is always monitored and operators alerted to problems. Maintenance can be performed when it is needed; it doesn't take 2 or 3 factory maintenance workers to constantly check equipment to ensure it will be running tomorrow, or to make sure that there won't be an unexpected shutdown right in the middle of production.

In order for that to occur, though, computers themselves require maintenance. A constant computer maintenance problem throughout time has been ridding it of, or at least the reduction of, file fragmentation. Native to all computers, file fragmentation causes files and free spaces to split into thousands or even tens of thousands of pieces (fragments), causing severely slowed performance, process hangs and shortened hardware life.

Defragmentation has always been the solution to this problem -- but today, it also takes the right defrag technology. Because it only operates intermittently, scheduled defrag can mean that fragmentation issues still crop up into between scheduled runs. In order to fully address the fragmentation issue, it takes a fully automatic solution, one that is consistently addressing the defrag problem. This of course means Diskeeper® fully automatic defrag.

"I do know that I have fewer response time issues with the desktop PCs that I run because I run Diskeeper on them," said Wayne 'Otis' Mamed, MS Director for Student Center Operations at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut. "While others experience slow downs of their machines, mine just keep chugging along nicely: no lockups, no momentary lags, and usually half as many Help Desk issues as other departments around me seem to have. In fact I never call about a PC hardware issue -- it's usually about a software problem."

Diskeeper Corporation's proprietary InvisiTasking® technology makes it possible for defrag to occur invisibly, in the background, using resources that would be otherwise idle. Scheduling is never required, and there is never a negative performance problem from defrag. Fragmentation simply ceases to be an issue.

"I also run my PCs 24x7, which means more wear and tear over time," said Mamed. "I do nightly backups, database queries and other things that my colleagues have no need to leave their machines on for, but even so, mine still seems to do better than theirs. I also go five years between PC upgrades, compared to as few as three years for some of my colleagues who have drive failures or data lost or lock-ups or lags. Diskeeper is the only difference between my machines and theirs."

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