Windows XP includes a very basic disk defragmenting utility. But it has
its limitations and must be run manually when you can remember to do
it. Windows Vista defrag
adds a scheduling option but takes a giant step backwards in terms of
user interface and options. DiskMagik also includes powerful Command Line scheduling options,
but it has several powerful features not included in the Windows
utilities including Boot-time defrag, Realtime or Proactive defrag, and
Complete Defrag which will rearrange and reprioritize the order of
files on the disk, including the Windows Swap file or Pagefile as it is
now called on XP and Vista, permitting faster file access on demand.
In addition, it includes our exclusive “Proactive Defragmentation”
technology. This extraordinary feature gives you the option to run
DiskMagik silently in the background at all times. Using minimal system
resources, and smart enough to sense periods of low activity to do its
job, the proactive techonology will automatically defragment files as they become fragmented keeping your disk in peak operating condition all the time!
Avoid system slowdown, PC crashes, slow startup and shutdown, and
potential system failure. DiskMagik is the ideal tool for maintaining
your PC in an optimized state for the greatest reliability, and fastest
file access and response time. DiskMagik will work on all internal,
external and USB harddrives connected to your PC, including RAID.
DiskMagik is not intended for network use.
Do not confuse DiskMagik and the performance enhancement it
provides with registry optimizers. The Windows registry is an important
component of Windows performance, but optimizing your registry does
absolutely nothing about optimizing your computer’s hard drive. The
hard disk drive on a Windows PC is by far the slowest component on your
PC. Even high amounts of memory (RAM) and a fast processor cannot
overcome the limitations of a slow disk drive… and nothing slows a
hard drive down like excessive fragmentation!
this is a powerful tool suitable for advanced users, it is also perfect
for the novice as well. A very user friendly multi step configuration wizard makes the initial setup a snap.
Use DiskMagik with full confidence. The engine which
powers DiskMagik has been in use for several years and is 100%
reliable. DiskMagik is fully backed by Rose City Software and the
excellent reputation which it has in the software community.
COMMENTS FROM DISKMAGIK USERS
“This is definitely a valuable software tool for me. After all the Microsoft defragger is very old. Thanks!”
Bill Maclaughlin (Betatester) <email@example.com>
“I don’t know what you folks did, but DiskMagik is QUICK!!!!! No bugs or complaints – let her rip !!!!!!!!!”
Arnon Ives (Betatester) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
fast change to the regular Windows XP DeFrag. It also defragged my
portable hard drive with ease. I would readily use and recommend this
Rev. Charles D. Good (Betatester) <email@example.com>
“I have tested DiskMagik on 5 computers… performance has improved in all areas… I would recommend the product to my users.”
Alex Faure (Betatester) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
see many more comments
from satisfied DiskMagik users
WHAT IS FRAGMENTATION?
Each time your computer performs an operation, it is accessing files on
the hard drive. File fragmentation occurs naturally on a computer
system’s hard disk as files are created, deleted, and modified. File
bits and pieces get stored by Windows around the hard drive in
different places, referred to as ‘noncontiguous data clusters’.
Windows must seek out each file fragment and assemble them as a whole
before they can be used or read, so you can certainly understand why
this slows things down dramatically… the disk drive must search
through different parts of the disk to assemble the various fragments
into a single file to present them to the user. To resolve this
problem, defragmenter applications were designed to defragment or
‘defrag’ the hard disk and reassemble these file fragments into the
same and contiguous data clusters.
Defragmenting your hard drives is highly recommended in all
Windows Operating Systems, and particularly in systems running and
editing large audio and multimedia files. Defragmenting your disks
places the data for files next to each other (in contiguous data
clusters) rather than fragmented throughout the disk. Simply put, this
speeds up reading from and writing to the disk, and increases system
stability. Nothing will improve Windows Vista performance more than a
fully defragmented hard drive.
In Windows 2000 and XP,
regular defragging offers even more benefits. XP and 2000 monitor the
files that are used when the computer starts up, and when your
most-used applications start. By monitoring those files the Windows can
“prefetch” them; which means data that is expected to be
requested is read ahead into the cache. Prefetching is improved if the
files are located next to each other on the outer edge of the disk, and
XP/2000 work to optimize the location of these boot and application
files while the computer is idle. Although this optimization is
intended to be done in the background, this activity can cut into
system performance, particularly audio performance, if Windows decides
the system is “idle” at the wrong time.
A good defrag utility like DiskMagik will run this location
optimization task during disk defragmenting instead, so Windows doesn’t
decide to do it while you’re working. Furthermore, Windows defrag
utility doesn’t do a true reorder of the swap file the way DiskMagik
can do in a Complete Defrag. This should be done regularly and this can be a time consuming activity. However, this is DiskMagik!
To maintain system performance, it is also important to
defragment Windows boot files (e.g. pagefile, hibernation file, etc
…) Windows defrag utilities don’t do because it cannot be done while
Windows is running. But DiskMagik’s exclusive Boot-time Defrag can do it during system boot up.
Originally you had to close all open files and stop using the
computer while the defrag utility performed its operation. Today this
is no longer necessary. DiskMagik is further designed to run unobtrusively in the background while you continue using your PC, whether doing a complete defrag or running it in our exclusive proactive background mode.
DiskMagik is available for a fully functional 14 day evaluation. Try it for yourself now! And see the difference it can make on your computer.