Diskeeper 2008 Enterprise Server Performance White Paper
Source: Condusiv Technologies
Disk fragmentation can cause a multitude of issues, including both stability and reliability problems. In order to defragment hard drives, many individuals still rely on Microsoft's native defragmentation tool which has a voracious appetite for system resources, and is often run after-hours. Diskeeper Corporation has been developing defragmentation tools for over 25 years and in the latest version of its defragmentation software, Diskeeper 2008, it introduces a new technology - InvisiTasking. InvisiTasking allows for the defragmentation tool to use only the idle resources on a system and run in the background while not affecting system performance. If there are no free resources, InvisiTasking ceases running until resources are freed up. It runs in the background - a completely transparent process that keeps your computer free of fragmented files. Percept Technology Labs, Inc., an established, independent product test and consulting company ran several performance tests (Jetstress and SQLIOSim testing) using Diskeeper's latest version of software for an enterprise server. The results validated the ability of the software and even in situations where disk resources are at a premium, Diskeeper is able to perform defragmentation while not affecting overall system performance. The results also demonstrate that with continuous use, the decrease in fragmentation would be much greater and performance will noticeably improve.