Sep 13, 2011

O&O Defrag: How do I enable Automatic Defragmentation?

Enabling automatic defragmentation in O&O Defrag is an easy task. All modified and newly added files are checked during the automated defragmentation. Newly fragmented files will be automatically defragmented once they are no longer being accessed. This will ensure that your system is being constantly kept at its highest level of performance, and effectively prevent any additional fragmentation. The various zones of a drive will also be taken into consideration, when this option is enabled.


Automatic disk defrag can be quickly enabled going to 'Quick Start' on the program interface and bringing up the options window. Here, we ca select a couple of things:


Sep 12, 2011

Diskeeper: Boot Time Defragmentation

Note: Directory consolidation is not available on Solid State Drive (SSD) volumes.
Boot-Time Defragmentation consists of three independent activities:
1. Directory Defragmentation and Consolidation — moves directories to a single location. This also helps make Diskeeper more effective when it is run in either the Automatic or Manual defragmentation modes.
2. Paging File Defragmentation — defragments the paging file. By defragmenting your paging file, you can help maintain peak Windows performance, and help Diskeeper run better at the same time.
3. Master File Table (MFT) Defragmentation — defragments the Master File Table (MFT). The MFT is a critical section of Windows NTFS disk volumes. Defragmenting the MFT will improve

Sep 5, 2011

Diskeeper: How do I enable/disable IntelliWrite?


IntelliWrite is Diskeeper's ground breaking technology that prevents the majority of fragmentation from ever occurring, dramatically improving Windows system performance. 
A small percentage of fragmentation is not preventable and will be eliminated by Automatic Defragmentation. Instant Defrag is an enhancement to Automatic Defragmentation that immediately eliminates any fragmentation that is not proactively prevented with IntelliWrite. Rather than waiting for potentially extended periods of time for fragmentation to build up, this feature provides

Sep 1, 2011

Diskeeper: How do I defragment my disks?


Besides automatic defragmentation, we can defrag our disks manually, in case there's an emergency. However, Diskeeper's IntelliWrite technology continuously prevents fragmentation before it even happens, while the new Instant Defrag feature rapidly eliminates any fragmented data that may occur.


So, let get back to manual defragmentation. In order to defrag our disks manually, we need to start Diskeeper, select the drive(s) we wish to defragment (click on the drives while holding down the CTRL key to select multiple volumes) and push the 'Defragment' button.  (click on images to enlarge them)


Aug 31, 2011

Diskeeper: How do I analyze my disks?


Disk analysis is important because it can provide useful, if not vital information on the level of disk fragmentation. Based on disk analysis, we may detect bad sectors and select which volumes to defragment with high priority.


Diskeeper has an excellent disk analysis feature: it's quite complex and it provides very useful information and statistics regarding the disk(s) state. So, let's have a look on how to analyze our disks. First, we need to start the program and select (click on) the volume we wish to analyze. Holding down the CTRL key and clicking on multiple partitions will analyze all of them. After selecting the drives to be analyzed, we can simply push the 'Analyze' button or go to 'Action' -> 'Analyze..' in the menu. (Click on images to enlarge them)