GAITHERSBURG, MD (PRWEB) September 12, 2006 –
Raxco Software announced today the release of PerfectDisk® Version 8, its most comprehensive, user-friendly and cost-effective version of its award-winning tool to date. With exclusive new features, including a new management console and an enhanced interface, PerfectDisk Version 8 boosts user and administrator productivity and improves long-term PC performance for the enterprise, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and home office users.
Winner of the just-announced 2006 Windows IT Pro Readers’ Choice award, PerfectDisk answers the unique needs of users in the enterprise, SMB and home office environments. For IT managers in large enterprises, the new Command Center provides a dashboard view of all servers and PCs being managed, giving them a clear picture of fragmentation issues and potential problems across the organization, as well as the state of all systems.
Administrators at SMBs can save time, increase their users’ productivity and increase the lifespan of precious IT resources through convenient features such as AutoPilot Scheduling™, which automates the entire defragmentation process. Additionally, PerfectDisk Version 8 helps consumers and home office users improve their computers’ performance through capabilities such as single-pass defragmentation and free space consolidation.
“As companies continue to focus on productivity and ROI, while consumers look for money-saving PC tools, solutions like these are gaining greater recognition in large, small and medium enterprise environments, as well as the home office user space,” said Fred Broussard, research manager at IDC. “Products like PerfectDisk Version 8 can help IT organizations increase system stability within their computing environment.”
Following extensive market research, including interviews with hundreds of customers, Version 8 has been updated with extensive new features, faster performance, and an easier-to-use interface.
"The PerfectDisk Command Center provides the bird's eye view necessary to easily manage and report on enterprise fragmentation issues," said Stephen Stakey, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional. "In addition, the many and detailed alerts and warnings help proactively manage potential problems before they become real and damaging. This Command Center is a big step ahead for defragmentation management."
"PerfectDisk 8 marks a major step forward in performance and configurability, and is an essential tool for managing diverse file types," said Gary Hillman, an Engineer in Shoreview, Minnesota. "I've always appreciated PerfectDisk's thoroughness in defragmenting data and system files, as well as consolidating free space in a single pass. Version 8.0 is faster and more feature rich. For example, the Consolidate Free Space Defrag feature quickly yields a large segment of contiguous free space which I use for editing and burning large audio files."
Key features of Version 8 include:
- PerfectDisk Command Center – new management console that provides full deployment, scheduling, configuring, management and reporting capabilities across the enterprise
- Resource Saver™ – patent-pending technology that speeds defragmentation
- Space Restoration Technology™ -- PerfectDisk’s unique single-pass free space now provides Consolidate Free Space Defrag, giving users the ability to quickly consolidate the free space on a drive
- AutoPilot Scheduling™ – enhanced scheduling that enables users and administrators to schedule defragging whenever and wherever it is convenient
- Intelligent Screen Saver-mode – defragments drives when system is idle
- CPU and I/O throttling – automatically adjusts defragmentation activity depending on other resources being used
- Single-File Defrag – allows just a single file to be defragmented, benefiting anyone with particularly large files that need immediate attention
- Drive Health Indicator - tracks fragmentation of files and free space over time
“PerfectDisk Version 8 sets a new standard in disk defragmentation and optimization,” said Bob Nolan, CEO of Raxco Software. “With new capabilities and revamped features such as the Command Center management console, our software answers our customers’ needs for PC workstation and server maintenance in the enterprise, at home and everywhere in between.”
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, and Redmond Magazine’s Best of the Best Award for 2005, and having won 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 http://www.raxco.com.
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