Diskeeper or PerfectDisk?

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Jadda, Feb 14, 2008.

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  1. Jadda

    Jadda Registered Member

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    Hello.

    I was looking for a defrag program, and I thought these two options looked good. So I was just wondering what I should pick? Are there big difference? Pros and cons?

    What program is the "biggest" and most popular?
     
  2. lodore

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    i have diskeeper 2007 pro on my old pc and it works well but its quite expensive.
    also concider trying 0&0 defrag and mst defrag.
    but the best and only real way to decide is to trial both and see which you prefer they both have 30day trials.
    mostly i prefer diskeeper mainly due to the fact that it sorts itself out and you always have your hard drives fully defragmented. if you choose to buy diskeeper make sure you go for the maintance option.
    im still surprised how often there are new versions of defraggers and the fact that you have to pay for every upgrade.
    i would also like to surgest to save your money for something else like for example achohol:D and use jkdefrag instead link
     
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  3. ronjor

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    Take a look at this Poll.
     
  4. ellison64

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    Id say diskeeper is probably the biggest and most popular.
    I trialled those two not so long ago but decided that they were rather bloated and pricey,just to perform what is essentially a defrag.Ended up with mst defrag which continuously monitors and defrags your drives,in the background using cpu idle times so you dont have to worry about scheduling etc .Very small footprint , and does what it says on the tin.
    ellison
     
  5. zfactor

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    i had a number of issues with diskeeper a while back and have since used a number of products switching around to see which i like the best and i always end up back with perfect disk... may want to look at puran defrag also i really like it and have been running it for a bit now..
     
  6. WSFuser

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    Comparing those two only, I would go for PerfectDisk. I find it does a better job defragging than Diskeeper even if it has to take more time doing so.
     
  7. NGRhodes

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    Problem I have with Diskeeper 2007 and 2008 is that the automatic defragmentation does not work on 2 out of 3 of my regular machines, because they never have enough idle time.

    I am in the middle of testing Perfectdisk 2008, I have results that show the smartplacement strategy to work in a significant manner.
    The only issue I have is smartplace seems to take a long time to run (even when run every 3 days).
    The GUI on perfectdisk is better than diskeepers. Only the blue colour scheme is annoying.
    I currently own/use diskeeper 10, this has and still does a good enough job (where DK 2007/2008 fail), yet to draw a conclusion of perfectdisk 2008 is worth paying for or not).
     
  8. Reve_Etrange

    Reve_Etrange Registered Member

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    PerfectDisk is fine, and Raxco's support excellent.
     
  9. Bunkhouse Buck

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    Actually you can save money by not using either. I own both and according to my tests and others, there is no evidence that defragging enhances disk performance, file access times, or anything else. In fact, there is some evidence that defragging may slow down your machine slightly-at least on new machines.
     
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  10. Brian K

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    If you use an imaging program with daily differentials or incrementals then PerfectDisk is better than Diskeeper. The differentials and incrementals are smaller with PerfectDisk. If you check the PerfectDisk and Diskeeper graphic on a daily basis you will see why.

    You should defrag before the base image backup but don't defrag again until you plan another base image backup.
     
  11. Howard Kaikow

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    It is my understanding that version is/was due out this month.
     
  12. ellison64

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    I think you may have a point there ,especially on newer mega fast machines,however mst defrag noticeably speeds up my old machine.
    ellison
     
  13. Chubb

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    Yes, support from Raxco is very responsive. I got a response the next day or so after I have submitted my questions. But for Diskeeper, I got a response 10 days after submitting my question, which is unacceptable!!!
     
  14. mantra

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    why don't try ultimatedefrag , it's the best
     
  15. Arkham

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    I use Diskeeper pro 2008 on my Vista laptop and Dk2007 on another XP box, and both run fine and keep the drives defragged in the background. I like Diskeeper more than PD because it uses very few resources while defragging, so I can simply continue my work on the laptop. :)

    I haven't tried out the latest version of PD, and I am not sure if I have the time/interest to do so in the near future. Anyways, DK2008 does the job just fine for me, so I am in no hurry to switch.
     
  16. boonie

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    You can check out this comparison of defraggers
     
  17. tbdriver

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    I have Diskeeper 10 and 2007 home. DK10 was on my XP install and DK2007 on vista. When I was dual booting with XP and Vista I would defrag on Vista with 2007. Reboot to XP and run DK10 to see my Vista drive with fragmentation! I used DK10 to defrag the Vista drive successfully, NO fragmentation left! Now, I have only Vista and a couple weeks ago did a Bootime defrag (on Vista) with 2007 and my machine ended up with major errors that the Vista repair could not fix. I think 2007 (home) caused the error but, I can't proove it. I have since done a clean install of Vista and installed DK 2007, still have fragmentation left after running a manual defrag 3 times in a row, infact, it looks like more. I installed PD, tried it but not sure of the results so I uninstalled. I'm going to reinstall Perfect disk again then run DK 2007 analysis to see what it looks like. I might be dumping DK 2007 ... I think they have a big problem and a disgruntled customer !
     
  18. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    to choose between the two,

    Perfectdisk.


    however, if your open to suggestions, the best defragger is without doubt, UltimateDefrag 2008.
     
  19. Long View

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    Another vote for Ultimate defrag. Not because of the defrag aspect - there is little to choose between any of them - but because of the way it allows you to archive files that are rarely used. Less than 20% of the contents of my C: drive are actively used.
     
  20. demoneye

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    UD2008 get my vote also... after checking all other defragger and see how does it impact my pc in surfing and gaming... i choose UD2008 which can be adjest to sqeezz more of your pc prefomance


    chers:thumb:
     
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  21. AKAJohnDoe

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    Reopening a thread last accessed on February 17th 2008 as your first post? o_O Try downloading and installing PD2008 on Vista.
     
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    I used Diskeeper for a while, and didn't like the running in the background stuff. I have been using the latest version of Perfect Disk for a year, and it keeps my system defragged longer than Diskeeper did. :)
     
  24. Arup

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    I have been a long time PD user and find it holds a slight edge over DK in terms of access speed etc. Bear in mind, PD as well as DK both run background services to keep a track of the location of files being moved.
     
  25. NGRhodes

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    The PD service that runs all the time ONLY does scheduling.
     
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