Review of Diskeeper 2011 for Windows Home Server
I decided for the review that I would run a manual defrag of the drives – and Diskeeper advised me that even though it was useful that I should run Diskeeper in Automatic Defragmentation mode.
You can watch the progress.
And at the end of the process you can see the results. In my case, over 43,000 fragments were eliminated. Although it wasn’t a quick process!
There are a number of different options under Properites, including updates and upgrades.
You can also view logs of whatever has taken place.
And even view the history if that interests you – however, as before, the area to view the history is very small!
You can choose to view a specific area though from the drop-down list.
But you can choose to save the history information and view it later – which is what I did below.
Diskeeper 2011 HomeServer edition is a very easy to use product that once you have installed and configured to your personal preferences (if you choose) can be left to run in the background and forgotten about.
Thankfully the installation is so much simpler that previous versions, and if people follow the installation instructions, or the walk-through in this review, they will be fine.
I also liked that there was a lot of configuration that could be performed, if I wanted, or I could just leave it with the default settings and it would work perfectly fine.
Again, if you think back to the start of the article, I mentioned that there are two camps when it comes to defragmentation software. I am still convinced that defrag is a necessity on any computer. I didn’t notice any performance hit from running Diskeeper 2011 HomeServer edition, even when I performed the initial analysis and defragmentation which took quite a while, but as you saw in the review I had a lot of fragmentation!
There are lots of great new features and more than ever before you can just leave it running and doing it’s thing.
Overall I think Diskeeper 2011 is a great product and a must have for any Windows Home Server.
At the moment it will only be available for Windows Home Server V1 and not Windows Home Server 2011, although that will change later in the year after Windows Home Server 2011 is finally released.
Watch this space for V1 price and release information – all I will say is that it’s coming VERY soon!For now though you can check out the Diskeeper website