a.. Scheduled boot time defragmentation override flags were ignored. This
has been fixed.
b.. Group Policy scheduled boot time defragmentation sometimes failed on
NTFS drives. This has been fixed.
c.. PerfectDisk failed to run on dual CPU systems where the CPUs were
different. This has been fixed.
d.. Certain sparse files were not defragmented on Win2003/XP. Depending on
the file, PerfectDisk could go into an infinite loop, or just skip the file
after many failed attempts. This has been fixed.
e.. Fixed a bug when converting PerfectDisk 6.0 schedules to PerfectDisk
7.0 schedules during an upgrade. If the v6.0 schedule contained a drive
which did not physically exist, the migration to v7.0 created an unusable
f.. Corrected some column resize issues in the GUI
g.. Corrected the recommendation for "Pagefile". Build 31 always displayed
a yellow WARNING dot for the pagefile.
h.. Fixed bug where percent defragmented could exceed 100% on an empty
Well, Norton SpeedDisk allows you to configure how you want to lay out the files when you defrag. I'm not sure if they have changed this or not since I haven't used it since I moved over to WinXP. I think PD and DK should add this to their products.
while on a normally populated disk, the best "placement" would be in the center of where the most used data allready is...this is because seek time dominates transfer time when concidering performance
on the other hand, if you are going to be shuffling around files, then put the most used data where the transfer speed is the best, and you'll get the best of both worlds, best seek time with best transfer time,
by the way, this wouldn't be quite at the beginning of the disk because of arm stops...it would be about 10% in
perfect disk assumes new data is going to be often used, and the disk will eventually become well populated...therefore, other often used data should wind up about the middle, and that's where it puts the majority of the rest of the often used data
not a bad thought if you aren't going to defrag on a regular basis...this app is designed for best practicle use...the disk should become less fragmented over time s well
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS