O&O Defrag 14.5: Methods triumph over zones
Berlin, June 7th, 2011 – The O&O Defrag 14.5 update puts the spotlight back onto the familiar Stealth, Space, and Complete methods of defragmentation. As an alternative, users can continue to select zone filing, which has been an integrated feature of O&O Defrag since version 12. Also new: An analysis of all drives is automatically done whenever the program is started. This update is available free of charge for all owners of O&O Defrag 14.
- Analysis of all drives on startup
- Manufacturer-independent optimization of Solid State Drives
- Various defragmentation methods
- Zones for optimal file layout
- Optimized control of zones
- Improved automatic optimization in the background
- Screensaver mode: Optimizes the PC while not in use
- Quick configuration for getting started
- Resource management with O&O ActivityMonitor
- Advanced report management
- Wizard for scheduling defragmentations
New and enhanced functions
Manufacturer-independent optimization for Solid State Drives (SSDs): O&O Defrag makes it possible to optimize SSD drives regardless of their manufacturer. Using regularly-run ATA TRIM commands, it informs an SSD drive which hard disk areas become available for new data. Instead of storing unused contents of deleted files, the SSD can start using the vacated are
as for drive internal optimization of the data management, and thus speed up writes to the SSD drive, and also prevent premature wear effects.
Defragmentation methods Stealth, Space and Complete: STEALTH and SPACE are optimized for the fastest possible execution of the defragmentation, whereas the COMPLETE methods achieve a more complete defragmentation. This requires more time and memory. Further fragmentation is prevented by making the best use of available space. All the methods can be applied to any drive, including volume sets, stripe sets with/without parity, etc. and all methods offer maximum reliability.
Arranging drives into Speed Zones (alternative setting): A logical separation of data in performance-critical and non-critical files is conducted through the division of drives into so-called Zones. Files are sorted based on their use and access frequency and moved into appropriate zones. For example, system and program files that need to be accessed very quickly are separated from other data such as documents and downloads. Fragmentation is prevented intelligently through the separation of files written rarely or frequently. This logical arrangement not only shortens the duration of the system or program start, but also prevents fragmentation of program files from ever occurring.
Power management for Netbooks and Notebooks: A defragmentation is interrupted once mobile systems, such as laptops or netbooks, are disconnected from an external power source. This maintains full battery power for mobile usage.
Prices and availability
This product update is free as part of the O&O Business Suite, for maintenance customers and for owners of O&O Defrag 14. The upgrade from a previous version or from all commercial competitive products to O&O Defrag 14.5 Professional Edition costs US$19.95 while the full version is available for US$29.95. Customers can purchase O&O Defrag 14 from all leading retailers such as Amazon, and from specialist resellers.