In a real-world simulation test conducted by Diskeeper Corporation,
results have shown that in a typical office setting the standard built in
software provided by Windows is not enough to increase and maintain system
efficiency and productivity. Since Windows
introduced its defragmentation software in 1982, there have been numerous
advancements to defragmentation technology.
Yet despite these advances Windows’ basic defragmenting utility only
does the bare minimum in handling fragmented files.
In Diskeeper Corporation’s real-world simulation tests, a VBscript
generating a full workday’s worth of user activity was run. The script ran activities such as creating,
reading, and writing files using Notepad, Word, and Excel from Microsoft Office
Suite. Running in real time, the script
ran once a day for five days. Each day Diskeeper 2011 was allowed
to run, automatically defragmenting files using IntelliWrite technology
preventing fragmentation. The Windows
Disk Defragmenter was run only once during the five day testing period, as the
utility would only be run once a week in real life.
At the end of each day’s workload the Diskeeper analysis tool was used
to determine how much fragmentation
was occurring. The analysis showed that
in the Windows 7 configuration, fragmentation continued to increase each
day. The Windows 7 configuration totaled
about 20,000 file fragments per day, resulting in over 100,000 total fragments
throughout the five day testing period.
Diskeeper 2011’s total fragments throughout the testing period were
11. With 1/100th of 1% of
total fragmentation created over five days, the tests have shown that Diskeeper
is more effective with defragmentation
than the Windows Disk Defragmenter.