On November 10, 2009, I received a free copy of Diskeeper Professional 2010, from the company, to play with and to see what I thought. Featured in this new version is what is called ‘IntelliWrite’ which the company claims is designed to prevent about 85% of fragmentation before it happens.

According to the Diskeeper web site it states their product Diskeeper Professional 2010 will:

Experience a whole new level of system speed and efficiency –
prevent fragmentation before it happens!

Every system, every network, every company suffers from the effects of fragmentation. When fragmentation occurs, the system has already wasted precious I/O resources by writing fragmented files to cluttered spaces on the disk. It’s always a better strategy to prevent fragmentation from happening and work with a clean, fast disk. Now, for the first time ever, you can – only with Diskeeper 2010.

Diskeeper 2010 on your systems means clean disks on servers, workstations and laptops. It means unprecedented speed and reliable efficiency. Every minute. Every day. It means systems lasting years longer due to reduced drive wear. It means tight budgets relax and the cost of ownership drops.

Choose the Diskeeper® performance software edition that is right for each system on your network.

I installed Diskeeper Pro 2010 on two systems. My test system is running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and my laptop is running Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit. Diskeeper supports both 32 and 64 bit systems. Both systems loaded quickly and I was up and running quickly. I set both systems to run automatically and also employed IntelliWrite.

I ran a manual defrag on both systems. One note is that both systems have Windows XP Mode installed. This caused the first scan to run slowly as it needed to move Windows XP Mode, which is about 14GB in size. To be fair, PerfectDisk 10 did the same when I first used it on my test system. Once you run the first defrag the next scan runs quickly.

I have only been running Diskeeper Pro 2010 for one week. So it is a little early to see how IntelliWrite functions and if my system will remain relatively free from fragmenting. But one thing I can say is that this new version seems to use very few resources when it is doing its thing. I have not experienced any slow downs on either system.

My laptop has 3GB of RAM with 4GB via ReadyBoost and my test box has 4GB of RAM with an additional 8GB using ReadyBoost. Both systems use AMD dual cores running at 2.1on the laptop and 3.1 GHz on the desktop test box respectively. Both systems run very well and I have experienced no issues, minus one, that was my own fault. 🙂

I am going to run Diskeeper Pro 2010 on both systems for 60 days and do a follow up report. I have set my calender to remind me in Outlook.

Comments welcome

Source – Diskeeper Professional 2010