PerfectDisk Free Defrag 1.0.0

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  1. PaulBB
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    PerfectDisk Free Defrag 1.0.0
    Full story here:
    www.neowin.net/news/raxco-goes-freeware-with-its-popular-perfectdisk
  2. PoetWarrior
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    Thanks for the info. Nice find. :thumb:
  3. RejZoR
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    RejZoR Polymorphic Sheep

    Nice find indeed. Raxco has one of the better defragmenters. Its strange though that they don't offer it on their official webpage (yet)...

    Following the blog link, it seems to still be in BETA stage...
  4. Warlockz
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    I'm running Perfect Disk pro12 atm and Its awesome. I definitely recommend this software!
  5. andylau
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  6. zfactor
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    could be awesome as it may not need to run all the services i shut off anyway when i did run it. i agree awesome defragger but got way to bloated for my tastes does anyone know if it has boot time included??

    edit what sucks is the cnet download is a cnet downloader not just the installer. ill pass till they offer just the installer somewhere, also eset flagged it on download
  7. Fad
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    WSA flagged the cnet installer also, but the direct installer link (that`s in text below the main download button) is clean...

    it links directly to the Raxco ftp server, the actual download is just over 17megs.

    Not installed it yet to test, but that`s one of the complaints I had which I reported back when I uninstalled v12 - the need for a light service free version.
  8. zfactor
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    for me that is still a download manager not a full setup file. btw eset will not even let me on the cnet page its blocking the whole page now...

    Code:
    ftp://ftp.raxco.com/pub/download/PDFree/win32/setup.exe
    ftp://ftp.raxco.com/pub/download/PDFree/x64/setup.exe
  9. zapjb
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    No direct download link. Fooey. I'll stick to Puran.
  10. zfactor
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    see my pot above yours lol
  11. andylau
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    It seems it must run with services.
    If it can be portabe, I will more like it.


    As I just very seldom to defrag, maybe half-year for once
    I just use potable defragger now.:D
  12. ichito
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    Direct link to online downloader/installer is from Neowin.net...it's own Raxco's downloader and after running it the whole installer is downloaded and than automaticaly executed.
    120330173650_1.jpg
    It seems to me that PerfrectDisk Free is not so fast as Puran Defrag or UltimateDefrag but it's really effective...I noticed that Win7 starts and works really faster. In boot time defrag it defragments surely System files and Page file and Directories
    PerfectDisk Free_boot time defrag.jpg
    From Help online
    http://docs.raxco.com/perfectdisk/PDFREE/EN/Index.htm
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2012
  13. zfactor
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    dont like this version at all so far. every time it start you get a pop up screen telling you nothing is available in the free one. literally ZERO options. and the scheduler is not working at least for me. the buttons do nothing.

    and for those wondering yes it still runs 2 backround services and three during use..
  14. Baldrick
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    Absolutely agree...:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  15. Brian K
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    Brian K Imaging Specialist

    I like this version better than the Pro. It has all the functions I need. I don't use Scheduled or Background defragging.
  16. zfactor
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    they need to clean up the gui and get rid of non working schedule buttons.. and they have to have at least some kind of options like to get rid of that annoying splash screen that simply says its not included because its free..
  17. ichito
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    It's true...from Autoruns:
    PDAgent This service controls PerfectDisk's scheduling and remote communication. (Verified) Raxco Software, Inc. d:\services\perfectdisk free\pdagent.exe
    PDEngine PerfectDisk's defrag engine (Verified) Raxco Software, Inc. c:\program files\common files\raxco\shared\pdengine.exe
    Even more - we have also enabled
    PDBoot.exe PerfectDisk Boot Time Defragmentation (Verified) Raxco Software, Inc. c:\windows\system32\pdboot.exe
    But it's very easy to disable PDAgent and PDEngine from autostart and everything works properly.
  18. Narxis
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    yep +1
  19. RejZoR
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    I don't like it coz its too limited. Way too much limited. It seems even SMARTPlacement doesn't do much and i can't change the defrag method for second partition. Uninstalled.
  20. Brian K
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    Brian K Imaging Specialist

    Interesting how we see apps in different ways. I have PerfectDisk Pro and like it but it's full of bloat. The only parts of Pro I use are those contained in the Free version. For me, the Free version is ideal.
  21. Steven Avery
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    Hi,

    "The three types of files which may need to be defragmented at boot time are: ... § System Files - These are operating system files, such as the Master File Table, the hibernate file and other metadata files. Depending on the operating system and file systems, some of these files can be defragmented online and some at boot time."

    I know the Microsoft normal utility for defragmentation is pretty much bullet-proof (and is called by most defrag programs). So that if there is a power loss, there is no problem, the one in process simply does not get done. The Master File Table is smart to be sure of the new location before making its change, which is a nanosecond type of change.

    Does this safety feature apply to the OS files ?

    Nice find. I usually use Defraggler (no special placement, simple defrag) and added this to my puters.

    Steven
  22. Boyfriend
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    Thanks for info :) I prefer its pro version, as it gives me flexibility and max features.
  23. ellison64
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    I agree.I use the pro version of PD and think its very good.If i wanted a free defragger I wouldnt use this at all though.Its way to limited...so frugal ,that it made me mad wasting my time trying it out of curiosity.I dont think it will persuade any prospective buyers somehow.I dont see any problems with background services though ,as long as theres no impact on the system and there isnt with PD.
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