NEW: Optimize ReFS and Cluster Shared Volumes (CSVFS) with PerfectDisk

Optimize ReFS and Cluster Shared Volumes (CSVFS) with PerfectDiskPerfectDisk 13 Service Pack 2 (Build 821) includes feature enhancements, including ReFS and Cluster Shared Volume (CSVFS) support, as well as bug fixes. All changes have been listed below.

ReFS Defrag and Fragmentation Prevention

New to PerfectDisk 13 SP2 is support for ReFS. ReFS is found in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012/2012 R2. ReFS is NOT found in earlier versions of Windows.
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NEW: PerfectDisk 13 for Windows 8.1, Server 2012 R2 & Server Essentials

PerfectDisk 13 Business Editions, including support for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2, as well as PerfectDisk 13 Home Server, including support for Windows Server 2012 Essentials (and WHS 2011 and WHS v1) are finally here! PerfectDisk 13 is faster, offers increased flexibility and customization and has new features for optimizing SSD performance and lifespan. [Read more...]

NEW: PerfectDisk 13 w/Windows 8.1 Support is 20% Faster, More Flexible

PerfectDisk 13
PerfectDisk 13 Pro for home users is finally here! It’s faster, offers increased flexibility and customization and it supports Windows 8.1. We’ve also got some new features for SSDs. [Read more...]

PerfectDisk 12.5 Compatibility w/ Windows 8.1 & Windows Server 2012 R2

PerfectDisk and Windows 8.1 support

While the launch of PerfectDisk 13 has encountered some unexpected delays due to issues upgrading earlier versions of PerfectDisk to PerfectDisk 13, as well as infrastructure updates that were necessary to support the release, Windows 8.1 waits for no one…but we have released a hotfix for PerfectDisk 12.5 to allow it to run on Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2.
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NFL Fans: Get Ready for Some…PerfectDisk

The NFL and PerfectDiskThe wait is over!

That’s right, after several months since the Super Bowl, the National Football League’s new season starts tonight. For many here in the United States, it’s an exciting time of year, as American football has become the country’s most popular sport to watch. Of course, there are also those that could care less, other than the fact that there will now be a lot more parking spaces at the mall on Sunday afternoons.

6 Degrees of…PerfectDisk at a Football Game

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PerfectDisk 13 Update: Windows 8.1 / Windows Server 2012 R2

Last Updated: October 2, 2013

PerfectDisk and Windows 8.1 supportIt’s been a busy year here at Raxco Software. New products (PerfectAdmin, PerfectStorage and PolicyLock) and our brand new web site was launched this month. [Read more...]

How Easter Seals Boosts Windows Hyper-V Server Performance: “It Would Be Crazy Not To”

Easter Seals Hawaii has been providing services to infants, children and adults with disabilities and other special needs, and support to their families since 1946. It’s part of a national organization that has been providing services and programs to individuals with special needs for 90 years.  Easter Seals is recognized universally for its system of identifying the needs of people with disabilities and providing services to effectively meet these needs.

Easter Seals Hawaii has embraced virtualization and found success in improving server utilization and reducing costs with its deployment of Microsoft Windows Hyper-V Server. The organization employs almost 500 people. They have 5 Hyper-V host servers and 15 standalone physical servers in 13 locations across the state. It has revenue of $18 million annually and receives about $1.5 million in donations a year. The client side runs a combination of Windows XP and Windows 7; servers are running Windows Server 2003 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2. [Read more...]

8 Reasons Why the Best Windows 7 Defrag is Not the Built-in Windows Disk Defragmenter

PerfectDisk is the best defrag for Windows 7There’s a reason thousands of Microsoft MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals), MCTs (Microsoft Certified Trainers) and businesses the world over, along with millions of consumers, use PerfectDisk for their Windows 7 defrag solution. Simply stated, PerfectDisk continues to be a superior solution to the one provided by Microsoft, and results in greatly improved performance and optimization for PCs, servers and virtualization environments.

What are some of the key differences? The list is long, but this post highlights some of the key differentiators: [Read more...]

Virtual Machine I/O – Fairness vs. Performance

Cormac Hogan is a senior technical marketing architect within the Cloud Infrastructure Product Marketing group at VMware. He’s responsible for storage in general, with a focus on core VMware vSphere storage technologies and virtual storage, including the VMware vSphere® Storage Appliance. [Read more...]

PerfectDisk is AbsolutelyWindows Utility of the Year

AbsolutelyWindows Utility of the Year is PerfectDisk

We were delighted to learn recently that PerfectDisk has again been awarded the Utility of the Year by the popular AbsolutelyWindows blog, which covers Microsoft Windows and supporting Microsoft technologies. The site noted that PerfectDisk “just keeps doing the job required,” and noted the Windows 8 support that has been added.

If you haven’t visited the AbsolutelyWindows blog, I highly recommend it — and not just because PerfectDisk is a multi-year winner. Over the past couple of weeks, numerous awards have been bestowed by AbsolutelyWindows, including Product of the Year, Software of the Year…and many more. Besides that, there is always a lot of lively commentary of the technology (particularly Microsoft and Windows) world. It’s well worth checking out.

As for the honor of AbsolutelyWindows’ Utility of the Year — we are thankful and proud to accept.