PerfectDisk Professional

PerfectDisk Professional

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 522 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    13.0
  • Total Downloads:
    760,378
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 11, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $29.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    39.95MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    103
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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PerfectDisk streamlines the oftentimes slow and tedious defragging process. In fact it's so easy to use that even novices will feel compelled to defrag their machines more regularly.

Pros

Clean, easy controls: PerfectDisk has a clean, easy-to-follow instruction file and common-sense controls.

Details, help, and insight: The app provides helpful information on aspects like OptiWrite, its Real-time Fragmentation Prevention feature. It also offers detailed scheduling options in calendar form.

Cons

Dated interface: The fonts, colors, and buttons all have a slightly dated look, which can actually hinder navigation.

Problems with external links: The trial version runs quickly and offers what appears to be a good preview of the product, itself, but the license key link directs to a 404 page.

Bottom Line

PerfectDisk promises to make a tiresome task a bit easier, and on that front, it delivers in spades. An outdated interface can hinder navigation initially, but users who give it a try are likely to be pleased with its speed and performance.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of PerfectDisk Professional 13.0.

 
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2 stars

"Does nice work if you have the days it takes to runI've"

November 09, 2014  |  By Tom_Currie

 |  Version: PerfectDisk Professional 13.0

Pros

Good features
Pretty interface
Defragments drive and consolidates freespace

Cons

Slow
"Free trial" stops too many times before it finishes any task
SLOW
Confusing interface
SLOOOOOOOOW

Summary

I've been trying PerfectDisk "free trial" -- the product seems to do a good job BUT it is just impossibly slooooooow to the point where I cannot seriously consider using it. The time to "optimize" a less than half full 750GB drive is measured in days, not just hours. This morning (no, it was actually yesterday morning now) I tried the "Space Management" function that is supposed to look for duplicate files from among those with specific file types like doc, docx, pdf, bmp, jpg, etc. It has spent the last 12 hours scanning one 25GB partition which is 80% free space and does not happen to have any files of the filetypes that PerfectDisk is supposed to be checking for duplicates.

Updated on Nov 19, 2014

I have given up trying to see if PerfectDisk is usable -- it is NOT!

After optimizing my disks several times, it was a little less slow than at first, but still too slow.

Today I tried to start the program (with almost three weeks left on the 30 day free trial) but it displays its logo splash screen and STOPS. It never gets to its menu screen. Task Manager shows PerfectDisk.exe is running as a process (using 00% of the CPU) but it never shows up as an Application and never appears on the Taskbar.

Then I tried to uninstall the useless program and even the uninstall fails -- it starts uninstalling the program then stops with an error that PDEngine cannot be removed.

Sorry, but this program is absolutely not usable as a "Professional" tool.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 13.0
Performance improvements, space management tools and reports, and peer-to-peer remote capability for networked environments.
General
Publisher Raxco
Publisher web site http://www.raxco.com/
Release Date November 04, 2011
Date Added March 11, 2014
Version 13.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 39.95MB
File Name PerfectDisk_Pro_Trial.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 760,378
Downloads Last Week 103
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $29.99

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