The benefits go far beyond just reducing hard drive wear as indicated in a survey of several hundred IT personnel where Windows® IT Pro concluded:
“The benefits of improved hardware reliability and system performance are clear; longer system life, more effective information delivery, improved user productivity. These are far beyond the benefits commonly associated with disk defragmentation and are the result of a comprehensive deployment of Diskeeper® data performance software.”
The survey noted "The majority of long-term Diskeeper users reported seeing the useful life of their hardware extended by up to two years" (See the full survey here)
Such reports are not surprising since consistent user complaints about system performance are the main catalysts behind hardware replacement. By using technology exclusive to Diskeeper 2011 such as IntelliWrite® fragmentation prevention technology you eliminate most fragmentation before it ever happens.
This approach curtails negative user experience so complaints are minimized while other features like automatic defrag reduce disk workload yielding less heat and energy consumption, further extending service life.
"Our Mechanical Engineers complained about computers only a year old and the best we could have purchased" explains Derik A. Hammond, IT Operations Supervisor, L-3 Communications/Photonics. "Programs were facing delays, engineers were having constant crashes and losing work; we were literally in a crisis. We deployed Diskeeper with excellent results. Bottom line - the machines we were being pushed to upgrade are still in use and they will actually make a 4-year life span thanks to Diskeeper.”
The survey also showed that databases and servers with Diskeeper ran faster and more reliably, satisfying their initial expectancy of improved system performance with longer hardware life as a welcome bonus.
A complete defrag solution as available exclusively in Diskeeper 2011 goes a long way in extending hardware life, giving IT managers more breathing room between site-wide refresh cycles.
For more information about Diskeeper and their products, contact Colleen Toumayan by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 800-829-6468 ext. 5305.