Windows Built-in Defraggers Undercut the Corporate Bottom Line

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Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Microsoft Windows Server® 2003 systems plagued with defragging issues that may cost Enterprises up to $754 a year per employee

How Disk Fragmentation Affects the Corporate Bottom Line

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The free disk defragmenter that is part of the Microsoft® Windows® operating systems might prove costly for enterprises. A white paper from Raxco Software, the worldwide leader in disk defragmentation software, entitled "How Disk Fragmentation Affects the Corporate Bottom Line," reveals a host of problems inherent in Microsoft's defragmentation utilities. The utilities are found inside the new Windows Vista™, Windows XP and earlier versions of Windows. With these operating systems, the defragmenter has remained largely unchanged.

With companies accumulating terabytes of data and the size of hard drives growing every year, defragmentation issues are beginning to show up and are potentially a hidden cost to companies. Fragmented disk drives on servers, PCs and laptops can slow response times by 30-80 percent reducing the productivity of enterprise workers--by one scenario, a potential price tag of up to $754 per employee per year.

The free white paper from Raxco Software explains the benefits of single pass operation and free space consolidation and disk optimization. It guides the reader through the issues associated with disk fragmentation, suggests defrag software selection criteria, and provides answers to key questions.

Some of the answers this disk defragmentation white paper provides enterprise users include:

-Why defragmentation is necessary as data volume grows

-Why all disk defragmentation software is not created equal

-The benefit of single-pass versus multi-pass defragging

-Why larger storage disks are more vulnerable

-Why it's important to defrag the Master File Table, Page File, Hibernate and Metadata files missed by Microsoft's defragger

-How Microsoft's utility fails with Boot files

-Why the Windows defrag utility is useless with nearly full disks

-Hard costs associated fragmentation and lost productivity

-Other defragmentation solutions.

Download the free white paper and protect your bottom line, boost the Microsoft Windows performance and disk management in your company.

About Raxco Software

Raxco Software has been helping large enterprises, small businesses, and consumers with their computer resource management needs for more than twenty-five years. Its PerfectDisk is Windows Certified by Microsoft, and optimized for Windows XP. The PerfectDisk line has a long award-winning history, most notably its perfect 5-star review from CNET Download, winner of the Windows IT Pro 2005 and 2006 Readers' Choice Awards for Defragmentation Utility and Storage Management Tool, Redmond Magazine's Best of the Best Award for 2005, and PC Magazine's Editors Choice award for the past two years. In addition to its PerfectDisk line, Raxco also produces PC optimization software, including system recovery and disk repair products for Windows operating systems and HP's OpenVMS operating system. Raxco Software can be found on the Web at


Sherry Murray

Raxco Software, Inc


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