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PerfectDisk Professional

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Maintaining proper disk hygiene is like going to the dentist: You do it because you have to, but it's rarely easy and almost never pleasant. PerfectDisk is a friendly alternative that picks up where Windows' Disk Defragmenter leaves off, adding powerful features, an attractive interface, and a top-notch help file with clear instructions and definitions.

In addition to the standard defragmentation process, it offers a SmartPlacement option, which analyzes usage patterns and organizes data to minimize future fragmentation. Another useful option is offline defragmentation, which optimizes parts of the drive, such as the Master File Table and the page file, that can't be modified while Windows is running. On your next bootup, PerfectDisk takes over, optimizes the selected files, and lets Windows proceed with start-up. The interface features big buttons, bold but complimentary colors, and is short on drawbacks.

The program also offers statistical analysis, scheduled maintenance, and the ability to defragment remote computers running another copy of PerfectDisk. That last feature is perfect for IT staffers, but we recommend the app to home users, too. At its price, PerfectDisk isn't a bargain--but getting this close to perfect doesn't come cheap.

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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 1.0 stars

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

    May 8, 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent Defragmentation Utility"

    April 3, 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "wORKS LIKE CLOCKWORK!"

    March 27, 2012  |   By rmducks

    Version: PerfectDisk Professional 12.5

    Pros

    KEEPS ALL OF MY DRIVES OPTIMIZED IN THE BACKGROUND.

    Cons

    None that I have encountered so far.

    Summary

    I highly recomend this software if your desire is to keep your drives in top condition. Also works with my SSD drive.

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