PerfectDisk Professional

PerfectDisk Professional

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    14.0
  • Total Downloads:
    763,254
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 29, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $29.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    40.98MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    61
  • 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 An outdated interface can hinder navigation initially, but users who give it a try are likely to be pleased with its speed and performance.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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User Reviews
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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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5 stars

"The Best Defrag software your money can buy."

August 28, 2012  |  By AJAX1000

 |  Version: PerfectDisk Professional 12.5

Pros

You be stupid not to own it.

Cons

The Best Nothing

Summary

PerfectDisk when they come out with a newer version they no longer support their older version. It make common sense. I been using PerfectDisk since it first came out for my home & business. I upgrade PerfectDisk ever year. PerfectDisk is not going out of business They are the best Defrag software your money can buy.
Bill N
Lynn,MA

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5 stars

"Noticeable Disk Improvement in just one click!"

July 20, 2012  |  By Seojinist

 |  Version: PerfectDisk Professional 12.5

Pros

Your PC will surely have a noticeable improvement after using this product! A must-have for everyone, Pros or Beginners!

Cons

None at all

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5 stars

"AMAZING! PERFECTDISK is a MUST have!"

May 31, 2012  |  By Tidy2011

 |  Version: PerfectDisk Professional 12.5

Pros

A great product that is easy to use and does what it says. Friendly interface! Great technical support and affordable.

Cons

THERE ARE NO CONS! You can't go wrong with PerfectDisk.

Summary

You will not regret this purchase. It will be the best software you ever purchased!

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5 stars

"Great product and support"

May 31, 2012  |  By vmguy2010

 |  Version: PerfectDisk Professional 12.5

Pros

i really love this software. it works well on my computer. scheduling is easy and the defrag runs fast.

support has been great to me throughout the years

Cons

no complaints

Summary

Try it and you will love it.

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1 stars

"Poor product support--dying utility--Run Away!"

May 08, 2012  |  By Cl1ffClav3n

 |  Version: PerfectDisk Professional 12.5

Pros

Mature user interface.

Cons

If you don't upgrade every year, your software is unsupported. RAXCO Customer Service Agent Susie Colon on 5/8/2012: "If you are having issues with [Perfect Disk] v11 then please upgrade to 12.5 as version 11 Pro is no longer supported. Once upgraded, try the option again and let me know if the issue still exists."

I paid $50 for PD11Pro less than 2 years ago. Now they disavow all support unless I'm willing to upgrade. Even Microsoft supports their clients better than this.

The broken functionality is Space Management and duplicate file removal.

-Registered use of Raxco products since PD6.

Summary

Good SSDs come with customized optimization software and running third party stuff like PerfectDisk does more harm than good. Looks like the company already sees the writing on the wall and is cutting corners with their loyal user base to try to milk as much money as possible before closing up shop, just like Intuit has been doing to Quicken loyalists since in 2005.
BTW, I have been a registered use of RAXCO products since PD6.

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5 stars

"Excellent Defragmentation Utility"

April 03, 2012  |  By SkivatchJ

 |  Version: PerfectDisk Professional 12.5

Pros

Software that delivers as advertised.

Cons

There are no negatives with this software.

Summary

I have used this software for the past ten (10) years. And, with the current advancements that the company has incorporated into the software, the operations involved in the software have improved significantly. You will not be disappointed with the software. Finally, I would like to mentioned the excellent support that I have received from their support team over the years.

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5 stars

"Diskeeper alternative"

March 28, 2012  |  By gasparr

 |  Version: PerfectDisk Professional 12.5

Pros

Yes, it recognizes solid state drives. Yes, you can set it and literally forget it - I do. It knows enough to stop when the cpu is busy and like a good night shift employee, works all night. I like that it is so customizable.

Cons

When it first installs, the choices are bewildering but you need to spend the time poking around in the menu to see everything.

Summary

Worth the money for those who have more than one machine and get the family plan. I'm the only one in the family and it is economical when you own several different computers.

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5 stars

"This is a great product."

March 28, 2012  |  By cpjalapena

 |  Version: PerfectDisk Professional 12.5

Pros

Does everything it is advertised to do. Keeps my drives optimized and running smoothly.

Cons

Can think of none.

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5 stars

"PerfectDisk is the best"

March 27, 2012  |  By pdnRPH

 |  Version: PerfectDisk Professional 12.5

Pros

I can do it manually and it's grrreat. I can set it to auto on Sundays, and it's grreat. Whenever I am low on disk space, it will run (on Sundays) and I have the space back... just because of PerfectDisk.

Cons

It's too good to have cons

Summary

Buy it. Install it. Set it to auto. And, forget it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 14.0
Windows 10 compatibility and S.M.A.R.T. enhancements.
General
Publisher Raxco
Publisher web site http://www.raxco.com/
Release Date July 28, 2015
Date Added July 29, 2015
Version 14.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 40.98MB
File Name PerfectDisk_Pro_Trial.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 763,254
Downloads Last Week 61
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $29.99

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