Diskeeper Can Help Prevent HDD Fragmentation

There's nothing more hateful than a hard drive that's so fragmented, ants could build a new mound before a single file can be accessed. It would be nice if it were possible to find a way to prevent fragmentation before it even begins to fester. Unfortunately, disk fragmentation has become another tolerated aspect of life like changing a flat tire or picking up after a toddler on a toy rampage.

But maybe that's about to change. The Diskeeper Corporation claims that its latest Diskeeper 2010 products can prevent cluttered drives using its proprietary IntelliWrite fragmentation prevention technology. To prove its case, the company released a white paper document explaining the technology (pdf), and how it invokes faster write speeds while preventing the annoying clutter.

According to the company, IntelliWrite is an advanced file system driver that leverages and improves upon modern Windows’ file system “Best Fit” file write design in order to write a file in a non-fragmented state. Diskeeper also said that, in addition to fragmentation prevention and better write performance, IntelliWrite provides an "energy friendly approach" and better compatibility to other storage management solutions.

Additionally, Diskeeper's white paper provides a number of benchmarks showing how the technology improves drive performance, using a variety of common business applications and use cases. Currently the Diskeeper 2010 software utilizing IntelliWrite comes in five flavors: Professional, Pro Premier, Server, Enterprise Server, and Administrator.

Create a new thread in the US News comments forum about this subject
This thread is closed for comments
22 comments
    Your comment
    Top Comments
  • It's called setting your paging file to 4092MB Max, and 4092MB Min. Biggest culprits of fragmentation: Windows managed paging file, second to that is setting the minimum/initial size way lower then it should be. On a desktop PC, and even more-so on a server, you will "magiclly" find that you won't get above 5% fragmentation ever again. Yes it works on any/all RAID setups, external drives, no matter the size.
    10
  • Other Comments
  • LoL ...
    -3
  • no
    -3
  • Disktrix Ultimate defrag does it all for me!
    It can keep my folders together (as opposed to keeping files together), I can focus windows, swap file, and program files on the outer ring of the disk (for faster access).
    I can also defrag folders with large data and backups (.iso, .rar, .mov, .divx, .avi, .mkv, .ogv, .zip, .7z, hybernation file, ...) to the inner ring which has slower data transfer (fast access of these files is seldom necessary)..

    There's really nothing I can't do with that software. And after a thorough defrag of 20 hours, my system will run like new for the first 6 months!
    -1