O&O Defrag 15.5: Now with remote control in a network

Controlling O&O Defrag from remotely enables you to analyze and optimize various computer drives in the same network.

Berlin, April 17, 2012 – The update of O&O Defrag 15.5 allows a remote access within the same network for the Professional Edition. All the usual program functions are available as before. This update is for free for owners of O&O Defrag 15.

Product features

  • Remote control in the same network
  • Analysis of all drives at program start
  • Manufacturer-independent optimization of Solid State Drives
  • Various defragmentation methods
  • Speed Zones for an optimal file arrangement
  • Optimized control of the Speed Zones
  • Enhanced automatic optimization in the background
  • Screen Saver Mode: Optimizes the PC while not in use
  • Quick configuration for an easy start
  • Resource management with O&O ActivityMonitor
  • Enhanced report management
  • Job Assistant for defragmentation schedule

New and enhanced functions

Remote control in the same network: All users in the same network are able to control O&O Defrag remotely. Drives of computers can be optimized and analyzed, such as through the execution of Jobs, and it is also possible to generate and view reports for other computers from the network.

Shorter defragmentation times: With O&O Defrag 15, several drives can be defragmented simultaneously. In addition, the algorithms have been substantially accelerated, reducing the time required for a defragmentation by up to 40%.

Measurable success: At program startup, all drives are analyzed and the degree of fragmentation per drive is displayed. Similarly, the most heavily fragmented files are displayed as well as the physical location of file fragments on the hard disk. During the defragmentation process, a dynamic block view is displayed, and with help from a before-and-after view, the user can clearly see how much their system is being optimized.

Live-Update: O&O Defrag 15 automatically checks, if newer versions are available and thus ensures that the defragmentation is always done using with the latest technology.

History: Various statistical tools record how many file fragments were removed and how many files have been accelerated by this process. Users can see the effects of regular defragmentations, follow the evaluations over weeks and months, and even better adapt the settings for the defragmentation to his/her habits.

Automatic execution of the defragmentation: Automatic defragmentation is enabled by default after the installation of O&O Defrag and optimizes the disks in the background without slowing down the performance of the computer.

Manufacturer-independent optimization of Solid State Drives (SSDs): O&O Defrag 15 makes it possible to optimize SSD drives regardless of their manufacturer even under Windows XP and Vista. Access times for SSDs are sped up, and early wear and
tear effects are prevented.

Defragmentation methods STEALTH, SPACE and COMPLETE: STEALTH and SPACE are optimized for the fastest possible defragmentation, while the COMPLETE methods allow for a more complete defragmentation. This of course, requires more time and memory. The optimal utilization of existing storage space also prevents any new fragmentation. All methods can be applied to any drive, including Volume and Stripe Sets, and of course guarantee maximum reliability.

Arranging drives into Speed Zones: A logical separation of data into performancecritical
and non-critical files is conducted through an alternative setting which divides 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: The defragmentation is interrupted in order to use the full battery power for mobile working, once mobile systems are not connected to external power sources, such as Notebooks or