PerfectDisk vs Diskeeper? Which is better?

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Brandon, Feb 7, 2006.

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  1. Brandon

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    I am currently using the windows built in disk defragmentor and it doesnt seem to be all that bad. But I am wondering how PerfectDisk and Diskeeper compare to each other and which one has an edge over another etc..
     
  2. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I have never used perfectdisc but diskeeper works very well and fast.
     
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  4. Brandon

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    Thanks for the fast reply bigc/ronjor :) Ill keep it in mind ;)

    Thanks ronjor :)
     
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    PerfectDisk & O&O are both better.
     
  6. hollywoodpc

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    I am in agreement here:cool:
     
  7. WSFuser

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    my vote goes to perfectdisk
     
  8. starfish_001

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    Perfect disk every time

    but ...

    there is a free version of Diskeeper not bad - some bits missing
     
  9. Acadia

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    Another vote for Raxco's PerfectDisk. :cool:

    Acadia
     
  10. rdsu

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    Try O&O Defrag that is very good, fast and doesn't botled like Diskeeper and doesn't have a lot of incompabilities like PerfectDisk...
     
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    ... I use PerfectDisk.
    Cheers
     
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    Another vote for perfect disk, here too...

    Bye,
    Atomas31
     
  13. Brandon

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    Well I download a trial version of PerfectDisk since it seems its better and more popular then Diskeeper is, and will run a defrag during this week some time :)
     
  14. GUI_Tex

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    how do they defer?
     
  15. controler

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    tried perfect disk once but does it have a set it and forget it for home user?

    Still have a copy of DK lite here.

    Also and this is very important. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Windows XP uses Diskeeper cut rate version. MS licensed it. Didn't you know that? Works fine unless you want defrag on bootup ect.
    I know for a fat Windows version trys to defrag once screen saver comes on.
    Your Pg will tell you that.

    con
     
  16. BlueZannetti

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    Basically, yes. Different details. DK's set it and forget it and just that - check a box to activate and you're done. With PerfectDisk, just schedule a regular task within the program (I use a daily 1:00 AM check/defrag). Same end result - how much fragmentation develops in a typical day?

    I've used both programs. Had DK 9.0 for the version lifecycle, switched to PD 7.0 on the release of DK 10. Was going to upgrade, but it was actually less expensive to switch products, which I did to try things out. Both programs work as advertised. Have not experienced any issues with either.

    Blue
     
  17. WSFuser

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    other than the lack of Diskeeper's propriety features (smart i/o, frag shield, etc), perfectdisk doesnt offer any background defragmention.
     
  18. Arup

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    As a long time Perfect disk user, the latest DK 10 has impressed me enough to make the switch.
     
  19. Eldar

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    Haven't tried PerfectDisk, but I'm quite satisfied with DisKeeper 10. :)
    Runs every weekend, so it doesn't bother me at all. :thumb:
     
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    PD would be more similar to DK Set&Forget in this case if you use the fragmentation threshhold for PD in addition to the scheduled task. I do agree with the point, however, that you get the same result whether you set a threshold or not.

    PefectDisk is better and, in MY experience, MUCH more broadly compatible than DK. (Yes, I have owned and used both for years)
     
  21. pvsurfer

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    They all accomplish the mission well enough - albeit it different ways. In truth, replies to your question can only be subjective opinions (usually in favor of the app being used at the time by the person replying).
     
  22. Peter2150

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    I would agree with pvsurfer. Clearly PerfectDisk is better. Reason: I am using it.:D
     
  23. pvsurfer

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    Perhaps somewhat OT, but the main problem I see with all defraggers is that they render incremental image-backups valueless, if not useless. Using Acronis TrueImage on my home desktop, I find that if I do a defrag before creating an incremental image, the resulting size of the incremental is as large as the original image that it is incrementing!

    I've experimented with different defraggers (DK, O&O, and PD) with just about the same results, so I guess it happens because the defrag process moves just about everything to a different location then what ATI expects based on its previous image. Anyhow, now I only create original images. ;)

    ~pv
     
  24. NGRhodes

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    Both good, take different approaches, IMHO best thing is to test and see which suits you the best. Just remember that defragging gives little performance gains (https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=674872&postcount=8), I would'nt worry over which does a better defrag job, but pick on the features you will need/use and how easy to use... as mentioned if you dont even want/need any fancy features, the built in defragger will do a good enough job.

    I like the set it and forget of diskeeper, I cant run a fixed schedule as not allowed to leave machines on overnight.
     
  25. Slovak

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    My vote goes to perfectdisk
     
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