PerfectDisk 12 - is it actually useful?

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Hungry Man, Sep 6, 2011.

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  1. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    Not asking if it's worth the price or anything like that. I'm just wondering if it actually does improve performance at all.
     
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    I've seen it improve windows boot up a bit and a few of the applications I use as well when I was using a traditional platter hard drive as my main OS drive. Any reason why you asking?
     
  3. Noob

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    Any defragmenter works up to some point. If you're a person that moves tons of files and install - uninstall things i would recommend a defragmenter (Any would make the job, defragger is a good option from Piriform) :D
     
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    I prefer Puran Defrag to Defraggler as Defraggler is slower and crashes more in my experience. Plus I only use it on my secondary hdd every once in a while.
     
  5. Noob

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    Or try O&O which is my fave :D
     
  6. 1chaoticadult

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    Can't forget about your fave LOL :D
     
  7. Hungry Man

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    What does O&O do?
     
  8. littlebits

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    Just about any defrag software can improve system performance.
    Many freewares are comparable or even better than many paid solutions, I see no reason to buy a defrag software.

    IObit SmartDefrag, Glarysoft Disk SpeedUp, Puran Defrag Free Edition, Auslogics Disk Defrag, Defraggler and UltimateDefrag Freeware Edition are all excellent choices.

    It is just a matter of personal preferences to which is the best to use.
    You can individually tweak the settings of each to your own needs to get better performance.

    Thanks.:D
     
  9. Hungry Man

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    This kinda markets itself as a "realtime defragger" more than an ondemand.
     
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    I've used Perfectdisk 11, and it improved performance and boot times a bit. Recently I switched to native Windows defragmenter though, because with SSD drives, I didn't see the need for a pricey software to do defragmenting anymore.

    Can't provide any data on the improvements. These kinds of things are more about the "feel" of the computer.
     
  11. 1chaoticadult

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    So does Diskeeper. Nothing new.
     
  12. Hungry Man

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    I'm saying over something like Puran. Not saying it's new. I'm just wondering if these realtime techniques do anything - perfectdisk is just the example I'm using.
     
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    Of course they do something.
     
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    the only free one that defrag locked system files at boot times is Puran Defrag.

    unless, there is something else i havent heard about.
     
  15. Hungry Man

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    Something legitimate that improves performance.
     
  16. 1chaoticadult

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    Thats subjective IMO
     
  17. Hungry Man

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    Not really. You can pretty much accurately measure most performance software. Superfetch is something that's measurable. Defragging a computer gives measurable differences.
     
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    If you say so. You can give me all the performance software and test then say there is an improvement. Will that so called improvement even be noticeable or effect my daily usage, not necessarily.
     
  19. Hungry Man

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    Well I'm basically looking for two thigsn:
    Benchmarks
    Users opinions (as specific as possible) like "It felt like my browser opened faster" or "It felt like X action was faster/slower"
     
  20. 1chaoticadult

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    Well if thats the case I gave you my opinion on matter. As far as benchmarks thats a different story and I won't be able to help you there as I'm using a SSD. I hope someone can provide the answers you are looking for.
     
  21. Hungry Man

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    So do I! I'm curious.
     
  22. Brian K

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    I can only recall one instance where defragmentation made a subjective improvement to my computer performance. We did single blind tests on friends computers where we asked whether their computers performed better after a defrag (or a sham defrag). Their response was equivalent to tossing a coin.
     
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    only times i saw defragging make a difference is after a month or 2 between defrag.

    imo, the difference is not that major that you need to do it daily, or even weekly.
    unless you do a lot of files moving around and stuff.
     
  24. Brian K

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    I defrag every month prior to creating a base backup image. I think defragging gives me smaller differential backup images over the following month. But I don't notice a scrap of difference in computer performance after the defrag.
     
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    defragging once in a while certainly helps, but defragging on the fly is pure rubbish as it hinders performance, not improve it.
     
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