PerfectDisk

PerfectDisk

Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 522 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7
  • Total Downloads:
    759,611
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 02, 2005
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $39.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    39.95MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    187
  • Platform:
    Windows

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  • Current Version

    4.6

    out of 54 votes

    • 5 star 44
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 522 votes

    • 5 star 370
    • 4 star 54
    • 3 star 31
    • 2 star 18
    • 1 star 49
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5 stars

"Perfect Disk is simply a superior product from an outstanding company."

October 10, 2006  |  By allendustin

 |  Version: PerfectDisk 7

Pros

Raxco has made tremendous improvements on an already superior product. Not only is Perfect Disk the best disk defragmenting utility on the market, but Raxco is one of the best software companies I have had the privilege of doing business with.

Personally, I believe that the decision to purchase software extends beyond the executable to the service that compliments the software. If either are lacking, it can make for a bad experience and I have had my share of bad experiences with both software and the supporting company behind the software. However, I honestly have not had a more positive overall experience with software and its supporting company than I have had with Perfect Disk, First Defense ISR, and Raxco.

Of course I cannot speak for everyone and every situation, but I can say that if you have a hard drive, then you would benefit from having Perfect Disk. If you have Windows, then you should really look into First Defense ISR. I love Perfect Disk, but First Defense ISR is literally is the best piece of software I own and the best I have ever seen.

Cons

Every product has room for improvement, including this one. With a disk degragmenting utility speed improvements should always be a goal, of course there are always hardware limitations.

The only complaint that I have about Raxco as a company is that they should release more outstanding products. Everything they touch literally turns to gold.

Of course, these reviews are tainted with bogus opinions that serve only to bolster software, but anyone that knows me knows that I am extremely critical and rarely do I offer such positive remarks. Be your own judge. Do not trust me. Try these softwares for yourself and you will not regret it.

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4 stars

"Very good Program"

September 10, 2006  |  By lexx2002

 |  Version: PerfectDisk 7

Pros

Very thorough program, everything is noticably faster after use.

Cons

Even though it directly defragments metadata via boot time service, fragmentation re-occurs quickly sometimes. A competative program doesn't defragment metadata via boot time, but positions all files to keep metadata fragments low. (on mine it never went above 1 fragment, even without days of defragmentation).

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5 stars

"The best defragmenter in the market"

September 06, 2006  |  By dsaranti

 |  Version: PerfectDisk 7

Pros

I think smart placement technology optimizes my drive's performance; the user face is comprehensive and user friendly; it works smartly in the background without hindering my PC's performance; have tried most competitive products and definitely prefer PerfectDisk.

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5 stars

"this is the fastest no hassle defrag program on the planet hands down!!"

September 06, 2006  |  By supertechal

 |  Version: PerfectDisk 7

Pros

the best thing i like about this defrag program is how fast it can defrag a system while you are still using your p/c.you can set up a schedule time for it to run a defrag and it will run it and so fast you don't even know its running. it does not slow down the system what so ever! i have owned this perfect disk defrag program for over 2 years now and i can't say enough good things about how great it really is.hats off to raxco software!!!

Cons

none whats so ever

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5 stars

"The Only One you will need"

September 06, 2006  |  By Ch3rokee

 |  Version: PerfectDisk 7

Pros

Some years ago, I realized that re-formating my HDD every 3 months to keep my computer working fast like the first day wasn't the best thing to do, so, I informed myself and realized that the problem was the file fragmentation.

First, I started using the Windows Defragmenter, but it was slow and if a file changed while defragmenting it caused it to restart, so, I searched the net for the best defragmenter and tested all the trials I could get, and I can tell you that PerfectDisk won the match and I ordered it right away.

PerfectDisk is the fastest defragmenter without any doubt, and their free space consolidation is the best thing to avoid unnecessary file fragmentation, so, not only your computer work faster after the defragmentation, but it keep working fast for a long time because the new files can be created in the free space without fragmentation.

There is also a Offline defragmentation that defragments the files that are used by Windows on Boot that your PC will really appreciate.

But not only the functionality is great, the interface is clean and includes on screen help to help you start right away, and after analyzing a drive it also suggest you what kind of defragmentation to do, if any.

I never had a single problem with the program itself, but I had to contact the support team once, and I can tell you that you will never find faster, more dedicated people that will help you with any problem you have. They really appreciate their customers.

When you go to the RAXCO eStore to order it, you have the option to add one year of Support and Upgrade Protection, so, if a new version comes out, you get it for free, but not only this, they updated my account with the download link of PerfectDisk 8 one week before the public release, they are really nice people.

And talking about PerfectDisk 8, it is everything that I just said above but better, with a new interface that is even more helpful. I really recommend it to everyone that has a PC.

Cons

Sorry, I can't think of any, really, you should try it.

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5 stars

"The name says it all..."

August 21, 2006  |  By xTerminus

 |  Version: PerfectDisk 7

Pros

It is true, this product makes a perfect defrag & organization of your disk.

The options are fairly minimal, yet accomplish everything one needs without a bunch of extra useless settings to have to deal with.

You can adjust the threshhold (in days) of what you consider to be frequently modified, occasionally modified or rarely modified files & PerfectDisk will oganize them for you if you use SmartPlacement.

It also completely organizes the directories, boot, mft, mft zone & metadata etc. Other defraggers don't achieve quite the same result when performing similar tasks, where PerfectDisk really does make perfection of your disks. You can also do an offline defrag of non-boot drives while remaining online, others seem to only be able to do this during a reboot.

It does a way better job than Diskeeper, which seems to have a bad habit of corrupting the file system & even when it doesn't corrupt anything it simply does not defrag or order the disk anywhere even remotely close to what PerfectDisk does. Diskeeper does do a better job than the built in XP defragger when it comes to eliminating file fragments & consolidating free space, but it's really just a glorified version of the XP defragger, what the XP defragger itself should be. In fact it does replace the XP defragger when installed.

There is also O&O Defrag, which in my experience does a better job than Diskeeper. It has a nice interface & has half a dozen or so defrag options, but still it doesn't quite do what PerfectDisk does with only 2 defrag options. Sometimes less really is more.

Cons

The interface, in my opinion, isn't the most attractive of the major defraggers, but I definitely prefer the job this does on my disks.

I rather like the graphical representation of the defrag (once custom colors are set), but somewhere between the icons or the skin or something about it is not quite as pleasant to my eyes as some others. I think it may just be the icons. Actually the icons themselves aren't that bad really, but somehow they look very old & outdated in the way they're styled. I think if they were simply lightened up with a little more shading & effect on them or something along those lines, they would look more modern & pleasing to the eye, & fit into the Windows environment a little better.

Great defragger regardless, the best if not considering appearance to be a drawback, & people's tastes do vary.

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5 stars

"this is a brill defrager worth the money this one pretty fast too"

August 17, 2006  |  By spy_1

 |  Version: PerfectDisk 7

Pros

very very easy to use sooooooo easy i realy mean that buy it , i did its the bizzzzzzzzzzz..........lol

Cons

its a shame that they dont do a free 1 tho there are some ppl i know who need a good defrager but dont ave the cash to buy one . lets hope they do 1 one day eh....?

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2 stars

"Slowed me down"

August 09, 2006  |  By Icaticus

 |  Version: PerfectDisk 7

Pros

easy to use

Cons

after running the defrag on it, both boot and normal option, it made start up faster and program launch fast all was well till I began gaming.....took me 3 hours to do an operation that normaly took me 15 minutes GoBack SafeTry's buffer phaze took much longer than normal increasing time by almost 7times. My game lagged way more and I still had 13% file fragmentation in the end.

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5 stars

"Terrific product - beats the other defrags by far"

July 17, 2006  |  By kavent

 |  Version: PerfectDisk 7

Pros

Not only defrags files but actually moves them to places that make the most sense. I used to use Diskkeeper but find that Perfect Disk speeds up the system significantly. We use this for our server now hosting sites for places like our local United Way and Boys & Girls Club. Even though I've tried to break it (shutting off the power in the middle of a defrag). It's always survived my torture tests with flying colors.

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5 stars

"Superior Defragmentation Software at a Great Price"

July 14, 2006  |  By Hermetic

 |  Version: PerfectDisk 7

Pros

Frustrated by the lack of advanced features in the default Windows XP defragmentation program (which is actually a stripped-down version of Diskeeper), I spent the last several weeks researching and reviewing a number of defragmentation solutions - including Diskeeper, O&O Defrag, mst Defrag, and PerfectDisk. All offered more features than the defragmentation program that ships with Windows XP, but one stood out above the rest: PerfectDisk, by Raxco Software. PerfectDisk 7 offers a truly impressive array of features and options, presented in a surprisingly simple and easy-to-navigate interface. While most defragmentation software only defragments 'normal' files, PerfectDisk can also defragment directories, the Master File Table (MFT), NTFS metadata, and pagefiles. It can also be used to consolidate free space on a hard drive, which is particularly useful for those of us who occasionally repartition/shrink NTFS partitions to make room for other operating systems. In summary - if you're in the market for powerful and easily-configured defragmentation software, I urge you try PerfectDisk. It's the single best piece of software I've purchased in a long, long time.

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Publisher Raxco
Publisher web site http://www.raxco.com/
Release Date December 02, 2005
Date Added December 02, 2005
Version 7
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 39.95MB
File Name PerfectDisk_Pro_Trial.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 759,611
Downloads Last Week 187
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $39.99

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