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Diskeeper 2008 

Explanation of Products Features

 

Note: While supporting other versions of Windows Vista, Diskeeper home will not support Windows Vista Business or Windows Vista Enterprise.

Diskeeper 2008 Professional and Pro Premier support all versions of Windows Vista.

 

The information on this page pertains to Diskeeper Home and Small Business products. (Home, Professional, Pro Premier, Home Server). It is our hope that this information will help you in selecting the program version that will best suit your needs.

 

InvisiTasking™

Available in all products

Diskeeper can be set to automatic. It will then defrag your computer on a real time basis. A great method for keeping your computer defragged. InvisiTasking makes this possible.

 

Diskeeper’s revolutionary new InvisiTasking technology guarantees that Diskeeper will use only system resources that would otherwise be wasted (idle time).

This technology allows Diskeeper’s real-time defragmentation to continually keep your disk volumes in top shape, and ensures your computer's performance is never slowed down by the defragmentation process itself.

 

What it Means

Rather than having to stop what you are doing and manually perform a defrag, Diskeeper will run whenever your computer is not using all it's power. This relieves you of the burden of manually defragging, plus keeps your disks defragged on a regular basis. It is the basis of "Set and Forget". A real plus for those that want to spend time computing and not maintaining the computer. 

 

 

I-FAAST™ 2.0

Available in Pro Premier version

Intelligent File Access Acceleration Sequencing Technology [I-FAAST] 2.0 improves file access and creation on NTFS volumes by up to 80% above and beyond the improvement provided by defragmentation alone.

When I-FAAST is enabled on a volume, Diskeeper runs specially-engineered benchmarks on the selected NTFS volumes to learn their individual performance characteristics. (Not all disks have the same characteristics.)

Diskeeper transparently monitors these volumes for file access frequency on an ongoing basis to determine which files are requested most often. 

 

What it Means

The program will figure out which files are used the most and improves their performance. You may not see an 80% improvement but you should see an improvement.

 

 

Frag Shield™

Available in Professional, Pro Premier and Home Server Version

Frag shield reduces fragmentation of critical system files, this helps to maintain system stability and reliability.

 

Frag Shield performs two vital tasks: It helps prevent fragmentation of the MTF (Master File Tables - the place where information about every file and directory on an NTFS hard drive is stored).

It also assists you in setting up your paging files (a hidden file on your computer's hard disk that Windows XP & Vista uses as if it were RAM) such that fragmentation will be very unlikely to occur in the future. Frag Shield helps you configure your paging files as recommended in published Microsoft guidelines.

The MFT fragmentation prevention technology in Frag Shield is fully automatic and it operates invisibly using InvisiTasking technology.

 

What it Means

Fragmentation of the MTF and Paging Files can have a greater influence on computer performance than other files. If these files become fragmented it can make a notable difference to boot time and general computer performance. Once fragmented it is difficult to defragment these files. Frag Shield is the only technology available to prevent system file defragmentation.

 

 

Intelligent

Available in all versions

Diskeeper’s logic controller, detects various volume and system conditions then chooses the most effective defrag method, It has  been re-designed to deliver performance benefits faster and more efficiently.

 

What it Means

Diskeeper will perform a defragmentation in less time. Often in minutes instead of hours. Not a generic, one size fits all defrag, Intelligent Defragmentatio plans its work based upon your system.

 

 

Power Management for Laptops

Available in all versions

When this option is enabled and the computer is running on battery power, any ongoing Manual Defragmentation jobs are cancelled. 

 

What it Means

On a laptop computer, setting the Power Management option, ensures that you can benefit from InvisiTasking when your laptop is plugged in, but the background defragging will be stopped when running on battery. This prevents Diskeeper from reducing available battery time.

 

 

Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) Compatible Mode

Available in all versions

Diskeeper 2008 eliminates the need to choose between the benefits of VSS and defragmentation. The new VSS-compatible mode in Diskeeper 2008 affords you the ability to leverage the data protection of VSS and the performance and reliability of Diskeeper defragmentation.

When the VSS defragmentation option is enabled, Diskeeper uses proprietary defragmentation engines to help reduce the chance of the defragmentation operation causing new VSS snapshots from being created, thus potentially preventing older snapshots from being purged.

 

What it means

A full discussion of VSS is beyond the scope of this article. For home and home offices users VSS is mainly concerned with Windows Vista operating systems. A VSS snapshot helps Vista to recover your system in case of a systems disaster. Diskeeper's VSS-compatible mode helps VSS and Defragmentation operations to better work together.

 

 

Real-Time complete defragmentation

Available in all versions

Real-time defragmentation automatically handles fragmentation as it occurs, providing maximum system performance at all times!

 

What it means

Set it and forget it. Your drive is being defragged when it needs, as it needs it. You don't have to remember or take the time to perform a defrag. It pretty much fixes the problem before it is a problem.

 

 

Boot-Time Defragmentation of Critical Systems Files

Available in all versions

Safely performs Microsoft®-recommended defragmentation of critical system files to improve performance and reliability.

 

What it means

Using Diskeeper can prevent your systems files from being fragmented, but what about the systems files that were fragmented before you started using Diskeeper?

 

Boot-Time Defrag can defrag these files. If you own Diskeeper read the program's Help Files for tips on the best and safest procedure for performing a Boot-Time Defragmentation. 

 

 

Automatic Directory Consolidation

Available in all versions

Automatically performs the additional processing necessary to move all the directories on each volume into a single location on the volume. This setting affects both Automatic and Manual Defragmentation operations.

 

What it means

 

Improves antivirus scan times and makes back-ups faster. With today's large hard anything that reduces virus scan or backup times is a good thing.

 

 

Defragment all volumes simultaneously

Available in all versions

Diskeeper can analyse and defragment more than one disk volume (hard drive partitions) at a time. This includes a backup hard drive attached to the computer, but does not include network attached storage devices or other computers on the network.

 

What it means

It does not mean much if you only have one volume. Could be a timesaver to those with more than one volume.

 

( Although not 100% accurate you can think of a volume as a hard drive).

 

 

Historical Reporting

Available in all versions

Diskeeper can provide useful information about file performance loss on your volumes, and also historical data about the fragmentation levels on your volumes. Diskeeper collect the data and presents in a logical fashion.

 

What it means

For those that like to get into the nuts & bolts of things this is a nice feature. It is also an, easy to use, tool for the dedicated. It shows what Diskeeper has done to keep your system running smoothly. 

 

Intuitive Control Panel

Available in all versions

The Dashboard Control Panel displays real-time details about automatic defragmentation, the health of your volumes, the idle resources that Diskeeper uses to accelerate volume performance, and other useful information.

 

What it means

A look at the control panel will give you a wealth of info. Nice for power-users.  Those of us that are going to "set and forget" will rarely see the control panel. 

 

 

64-bit Operating System Support

Available in all versions except Diskeeper 2008 Home

Diskeeper works with 64-bit operating systems. *All but the Home Version

 

What it means

Diskeeper 2008 will work with 64-bit operating systems, but you will have to use a version other than the Home Version. Important if you have a Windows Vista Business or  Windows Vista Enterprise.

 

 

Windows Home Server Operating System

Available in Home Server version

What it means

If you want to use Diskeeper on your Windows Home Server Operating System you must have the Diskeeper 2008 Home Server.

 

 

Operating Systems Requirements

 Diskeeper 2008 Home Edition:
 

bulletSupports 32 bit only
bulletWindows Vista Home Basic
bulletWindows Vista Home Premium
bulletWindows Vista Ultimate
bulletWindows XP Home
bulletWindows XP Professional
bulletWindows XP Media Center
bulletWindows XP Tablet PC
bulletWindows 2000 Professional

*NOTE: Diskeeper 2008 Home Edition
will not support Windows Vista Business
or Windows Vista Enterprise. It will support other versions of Windows Vista.

Diskeeper Professional and Pro Premier support all versions of Windows Vista

 

 Diskeeper 2008 Professional Edition:
 

bulletSupports 32 and 64 bit
bulletWindows Vista Home Basic
bulletWindows Vista Home Premium
bulletWindows Vista Business
bulletWindows Vista Ultimate
bulletWindows Vista Enterprise
bulletWindows XP Home
bulletWindows XP Professional
bulletWindows XP Media Center
bulletWindows XP Tablet PC
bulletWindows 2000 Professional

 

 Diskeeper 2008 Pro Premier Edition:
 

bulletSupports 32 and 64 bit
bulletWindows Vista Home Basic
bulletWindows Vista Home Premium
bulletWindows Vista Business
bulletWindows Vista Ultimate
bulletWindows Vista Enterprise
bulletWindows XP Home
bulletWindows XP Professional
bulletWindows XP Media Center
bulletWindows XP Tablet PC
bulletWindows 2000 Professional
 

 

 Diskeeper 2008 HomeServer:
 

bulletWindows Home Server

 

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