O&O Defrag 18: Now speeds up Windows over Smartphone too

Regular defragmentation speeds up systems, extends the life expectancy of hard disks and provides increased security. The new version O&O Defrag 18 can now also optimize and speed up PCs and servers over a Smartphone or Tablet. It is for the first time a Hybrid solution acting as a desktop solution and web app simultaneously.

Berlin, 16th September, 2014 – With O&O Defrag 18, Berlin-based O&O Software releases the newest version of its leading solution for defragmentation of PCs and servers. The new version can now also be controlled and managed using any Internet-enabled device, such as a Tablet, Smartphone or the “classic” desktop PC. The integration in the new IT Cloud Management Solution O&O Syspectr offers the user many more features too, such as remote administration and notifying the user about important events occurring in their Windows system.

Integration in O&O Syspectr for simpler management in family and company networks

In addition to the familiar desktop application, O&O Defrag is now also immediately available as a new module in O&O Syspectr, the all-new IT Cloud Management app from O&O. “This integration significantly expands the capabilities of O&O Defrag with numerous components, including Hardware and Software inventory, Remote Console, Remote Desktop as well as monitoring Windows security functions and Windows Updates. Not only that but users of the popular 3-PC licenses can now equip their computers with O&O Defrag and monitor them centrally from a PC, Tablet or Smartphone”, said Olaf Kehrer, Co-Founder and Managing Director of O&O Software GmbH. “We took this step following requests from our customers who want an application so that they can help family members or friends with their computers. A free yearly license for O&O Syspectr Premium is now an integral part of O&O Defrag – with no price increase or extra fees!”

New and enhanced functions

Integration in O&O Syspectr: O&O Syspectr monitors your Windows PCs and servers behind the scenes and spots problems before they hurt. All necessary information can be accessed from anywhere in the world over all current browsers on a computer, Smartphone or Tablet. With the integrated Remote Desktop, which also runs in a browser with no extra installation required, any problems can be solved immediately wherever a user is located.

Shorter defragmentation times: With O&O Defrag, several drives can be defragmented simultaneously. In addition, the algorithms have been substantially accelerated, reducing the time required for a defragmentation by up to 35%.

Automatic 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. Special procedures are initiated here to monitor the disk activity and ensure optimal use of system resources.

Optimizing Virtual Machines and Storage Area Networks: O&O Defrag optimizes the actual memory allocation for virtual machines and SANs.

Manufacturer-independent optimization for SSDs: O&O Defrag makes it possible to optimize SSD drives through TRIM commands regardless of their manufacturer even under Windows Vista and Windows 7. Access times for SSDs are sped up, and early wear and tear effects are prevented.

Data security: In the latest version, O&O Defrag deletes the unused disk space upon request. This prevents confidential content of unsafely deleted temporary files being accessed by others.

User Interface: The completely revamped user interface of O&O Defrag means all the basic functions are just one single click away and can be started manually, through saved jobs or automatically.

Evaluation and Analysis: Whenever the program is started, a manual analysis of all drives can be made and the level of fragmentation for each drive is displayed. It is also possible to display the most heavily fragmented files as well as the physical location of fragmented files on the hard disk. A dynamic block view appears during defragmentation and with the help of a before and after view, the user can get a total picture of the system’s optimization.

History: O&O Defrag has clear graphics that display which defrag action has led to which optimization success.

Automatic update: O&O Defrag automatically checks if newer program versions are available and so can guarantee that defragmentation is always done using the latest technology.

Power Management for Netbooks and Notebooks: As soon as mobile systems such as Notebooks or Netbooks are no longer connected to external power sources, the defragmentation is interrupted so that the full battery power is available for mobile workers.

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.

Zone filing on drives: A logical separation of data into performance-critical 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.