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Raxco Software Releases PerfectDisk 12
Raxco Software, the leader in disk defragmentation and optimization software, announced today, the release of PerfectDisk 12, the latest version of its award-winning performance and storage management product line for home or business. PerfectDisk 12 includes several enhancements and new features to help users keep their PCs, laptops, servers and virtual environments running at optimal performance. The PerfectDisk 12 product family has editions for home users, home offices, SMBs, and large enterprises. All PerfectDisk 12 products are available immediately.

 The PerfectDisk 12 product line provides smarter optimization for all system drives. Improvements have been made throughout PerfectDisk 12 that result in up to 30% faster analyzes and optimization passes so users can work and play even faster. Plus, it saves energy costs by reducing the use of CPU and disk I/O resources.

Numerous new capabilities and enhancements are included in PerfectDisk 12, highlighted by:

  • New OptiWrite technology prevents most fragmentation on your drive before it occurs by detecting when Windows is going to fragment files and intelligently redirects I/O so that most fragmentation does not occur. It is the only technology available today that can minimize free space fragmentation while preventing file fragmentation.
  • Exclusive StealthPatrol™ tab is used to set automatic fragmentation prevention and optimize your system when it isn’t busy. Users can select the desired automation settings in one location and PerfectDisk 12 will run in the background to keep all drives optimized and running at peak performance.
  • Improved SSD optimization that specifically focuses on free space consolidation without defragmentation of files to improve write performance.  SSD optimization is included free of charge in all editions of PerfectDisk 12.
  • Enhanced capabilities to optimize virtualized environments through auto detection and configuration of PerfectDisk based on virtual hard drive type including thin provisioned drives, linked clones and non-persistent drives.
  • New Short Stroke method improves optimization speed and support for thin provisioned drives.
  • New Zero Fill Free Space capability to assist with migration from physical to virtual environments, shrinking virtual drives and the recovery of valuable disk space.
  • Enhanced scheduling that provides the world’s most flexible scheduling options according to a user’s or businesses’ unique requirements.

The PerfectDisk 12 product line introduces the new PerfectDisk 12 Professional for Networks which includes the PerfectDisk 12 Enterprise Console for central management and control of all systems throughout the enterprise. PerfectDisk 12 Server and PerfectDisk 12 Exchange also integrate with the PerfectDisk 12 Enterprise Console, which is included as a free add-on to all PerfectDisk 12 Server and Exchange purchases.

“PerfectDisk 12 delivers real value with the OptiWriteTM fragmentation-prevention technology and new support for SSD optimization,” said Dr. Steven Gurgevich, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona College Of Medicine, a Beta tester for PerfectDisk 12. “I’ve seen the perfect combination of faster systems yet reduced system resources and costs. And with enhanced support for thin provisioned drives, virtualization performance also benefits significantly. Raxco has covered all the bases for system performance with this release – it’s their best yet.”

"PerfectDisk 12 builds on the industry’s most powerful defrag and optimization engine with a quantum leap forward in performance, flexibility and reporting," said Bob Nolan, president and CEO of Raxco Software. "Large enterprises, SMBs and consumers alike are looking to maximize their hardware investments to obtain the best possible computer performance, storage management, and information reporting on their PCs and servers. And from the glowing feedback we’ve received from our beta testers, we know PerfectDisk 12 delivers on all fronts."

PerfectDisk 12 is available immediately via the Raxco Software website at as well as favorite resellers everywhere. Free, fully functional 30-day trials are also available. The PerfectDisk 12 product line includes PerfectDisk 12 Home Premium, PerfectDisk 12 Home Server, PerfectDisk 12 Professional, PerfectDisk 12 Professional for Networks, PerfectDisk 12 Server, PerfectDisk12 Exchange, PerfectDisk 12 Hyper-V, PerfectDisk 12 vSphere, PerfectDisk 12 VMware Workstation, and PerfectDisk 12 Enterprise Console. Pricing starts at $24.99 for single copies of PerfectDisk 12 Home Premium, $39.99 for PerfectDisk 12 Professional and $99.99 for PerfectDisk 12 Server. Quantity discounts and special-priced bundles are also available.

Published Wednesday, June 08, 2011 7:53 AM by David Marshall
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