Friday, July 1, 2011

Data performance software crucial in battle for maximum system performance

BURBANK, USA: What makes a “fast computer” fast? Some will say it takes a high-speed CPU and RAM. However, while both of these contribute to the overall system performance of the workstation or server, by far the most important factor is the disk storage system. Not because of how fast it can make a system run, but because of how much it can slow a system down, presenting the need to defrag.

The disk drive is the bottleneck in any computer system for one simple reason: Information can only be processed as fast as it can be delivered. Even the fastest disk drives and disk arrays cannot deliver data anywhere near as fast as RAM can store it and the CPU can process it. From that, we can derive a simple fact: Anything that slows down the disk storage system will slow down the entire computer. That's why disk fragmentation is such a huge barrier to system performance. Files can be fragmented into hundreds or even thousands of pieces.

The key to computer speed, then, is to handle fragmentation early enough that it can't make a significant dent in performance, which is why preventing fragmentation before it even happens is vital is for each and every system.

Many enterprises the world over have found that effective handling of file fragmentation begins—and ends—with Diskeeper data performance software. Once installed, fragmentation is never again an issue, and system performance and reliability are maximized from there on out. Diskeeper 2011 goes beyond defrag with key technologies to give optimum system performance and reliability.

Efficient Mode new in Diskeeper 2011 minimizes the time and resources used by Diskeeper to restore and maintain peak performance and reliability. New Efficient Mode is smart enough to detect fragmentation that is a problem and targets it for priority handling.

The software further contains two unique technologies closely married together to achieve the ultimate in system performance: IntelliWrite technology to prevent up to 85 percent of fragmentation before it ever happens—an industry first—and New Instant Defrag, which understands how files are used and immediately defrags the ones that will be used right now.

Simply put, without data performance software in your corner, you may find your servers and workstations soon laying facedown on the mat.

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