PerfectDisk 10 coming next Tuesday 27 Feb 2009

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Chubb, Jan 22, 2009.

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  1. Chubb

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  2. Peter2150

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    I've all ready had a peek. Not all that impressed. One thing, on XP3 it wiped out the MFT reserved zone. Not sure if that's significant or not.
     
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    As a current user, they sent me a copy to do an upgrade. I like the slight change in the Gui, but having just done a defrag I'll have to wait to take it for a run. :)
     
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    I have PD and not that impressed with it new build or old. Claims for defraggers are mostly bogus. :thumbd:
     
  5. Peter2150

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    That issue has been well thrashed here. This thread is about PD 10. Lets keep it at that.

    Pete
     
  6. PoetWarrior

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    Same here, and other than a somewhat improved look, I'm not seeing enough of a change to purchase. I've developed doubts about their modified-strategy vs placing directories toward the faster part of the disk, etc. I still think PD10's analysis action is rather slow. :doubt:
     
  7. ambient_88

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    There's only so much they can improve with regards to defragmenters. IMHO, there's really not much to improve anymore. Lucky for me, I'm getting a free copy of PD 10 since I bought PD 2008 when they ran a promotion (about getting PD 10 for free). Otherwise, I'd suggest to stick with the old build if you use PD.
     
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    I'm a PD 2008 user who got the free upgrade a week ago.

    The new version works fine; but I don't see much improvement. Is it faster ? Better ?...maybe a little, but not enough to realy notice anything.

    In spite of my lackluster review, I really like PD and have been very happy with it. I leave it on "stealth patrol" and all my drives are continually very near zero % fragmentation.
     
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    But the stealthpatrol only kicks in once a day in screensavermode not 24/7 right?
     
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    - Smart automatic StealthPatrol
    Working during computer idle times, StealthPatrol now intelligently self-adjusts to conserve valuable system resources.
     
  11. ambient_88

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    How did you get the free upgrade? Did Raxco send you an email?
     
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    Yer we got it last week,

     
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    Hmm... I didn't purchase extended support, however, I think the upgrade protection applies to me. I bought my copy of PD 2008 when they ran a promotion that entitled me to a free upgrade to PD 10. I guess they'll send me an email sometime this week.

    Thanks for the response, btw.
     
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    No; even in 2008 stealth Patrol would kick in any time the system was idle, not necessarily associated with any screensaver.
    What it won't do is re-defragment a given drive more than once a day. But if you really want to do that, Raxco has a downloadable batch file that can set PD to "continuous defragmenting".

    I am also skeptical of whether an aftermarket defragmenter is really necessary; but it does seem to work a lot better than most. I think it is just that you don't want to let your drive get progressively more fragmented until it is like 10% or more. I don't think there is much difference between 0.1% and 1.2% for example.

    With stealth patrol, I just rarely even think about it, and when I do check, it is like this:
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    Notice the time stamp is just two minutes before I posted, so I must have interrupted it, maybe it was working as a separate processs on my dual-core even though I was using the computer ? I dunno.
     
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    I believe someone must have burst their marketing bubbles, since their giving away drastic promotions these days :rolleyes:

    .... Or perhaps someone has unmasked the real values of these "fantistic" defragmenters ? :blink:
     
  17. SirRobin

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    Hi guys already retail version released Raxco PerfectDisk 10 v10.00.093 Professional
     
  18. Bunkhouse Buck

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    The marketing bubble was broken by the general economic world-wide recession forcing many firms to fight to stay in business.

    I agree on the second sentence- no single software category has been hyped as much as defragmenters with as little value to the user.
     
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    anyone else have the issue where if you choose to exit the program upon closing it reverts back to the go to task bar option?
     
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    i also have this issue.
     
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    Just got the free upgrade and tried it out. I didn't have Peter's issue with the MFT, but like Criss and zfactor, the program keeps reverting to "Minimize to tray. I sent support an email regarding this.

    @Defcon: thanks for the link. I'll be interested to see how well W7's defrag works. If it performs as well as they hope, then that's one less program to install.
     
  22. ambient_88

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    I believe you can set PerfectDisk to minimize in the system tray or exit right away. As far as I am concerned, I haven't experienced any problems yet.
     
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    Thats when you hit analyze i think
     
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    That's what I did, However the program keeps reverting to minimize to system tray each time I re-open it. I'll see what support says. They're usually very prompt in their replies.
     
  25. Ed_H

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    I was looking to see how I get my free upgrade and came across this info:
    http://www.perfectdisk.com/support/kb/810
     
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