Raxco have just announced via their blog that SP1 (service pack 1) for their PerfectDisk 12 product will be released next week.
PerfectDisk 12 has only been out a month, so that’s pretty quick to get a service pack out.
More news next week when its released.
Here is what they posted:
Read our review of PerfectDisk 12 Home Server edition for WHS 2011 Read our review of PerfectDisk 12 Home Server edition for WHS V1
PerfectDisk 12 Introduced extensive changes and enhancements. As always with new versions, the focus was on the core issue of defragmentation and optimization. And also, as we have sometimes done in the past, we introduced new functionality that, while not directly involving disk defragmentation, is related to drive performance and/or overall drive health.
The new OptiWrite fragmentation prevention technology involved major changes to the engine that also met the goal of minimizing free space fragmentation in this new process, which no other solution provides. Other engine changes were made to improve fragmentation speed, improve the boot time defrag process, and more.
PerfectDisk continues to serve a wide range of users, from millions of home consumers and home offices, to small business, to large enterprises that include some of the largest multi-national corporations in the world. As the IT, performance and storage markets undergo continuing evolution, we strive to meet the ongoing needs of those that desire and require defragmentation and optimization to achieve and maintain the best possible drive and system performance. There is an ever-growing set of users that have needs above and beyond the core defragmentation of the NTFS file system. Thus, our specialized solutions for vSphere, Hyper-V, Exchange, Windows Home Server, et al.
Many of our home users (and some of our business users too) simply install PerfectDisk, set it up once, and never worry about it or think about it again. Others do more with it and the various tools and options available. They know that PerfectDisk can provide more information and flexibility to perform and report on their drives and files. With this in mind and at the request of numerous users over the years, we provided S.M.A.R.T. monitoring capabilities with PerfectDisk 12 that we have had very positive feedback on. Many users told us “it’s about time!” There is also a subset of users who, as mentioned earlier, have no interest in this type of extra capability. We understand this, and for them, PerfectDisk can still simply do its main mission – boost drive and system performance.
And there are also users who think the S.M.A.R.T. data is a great idea, but don’t appreciate (rightly so), the outrageously high temperatures they see on their PerfectDisk 12 S.M.A.R.T. tab. These high temperature listings were due to PerfectDisk not recognizing the drive model and trying to apply an incorrect set of rules to interpret the S.M.A.R.T. data. For these models, we goofed on how we acted on the data.
With PerfectDisk 12 Service Pack 1, PerfectDisk will only provide S.M.A.R.T. data for drives and models it recognizes. We are going to be adding more drives and models over time, in later service packs, so that only accurate information will be provided. This will eliminate the high temperature displays. However, for those models we have not yet incorporated into the PerfectDisk engine, accurate temperatures will still not be displayed; but erroneous information will not be displayed either.
Going forward, we are committed to continuing to provide the best defrag and optimization tool for PCs and servers in both physical and virtual environments. At the same time, we will also look to offer additional innovative tools for those users that desire them. As we evolve, you can also look for us to differentiate our product line so that it is easier for users to choose and use the offerings that make the most sense for them, with the ability to bypass features that are not important to them.
PerfectDisk 12 Service Pack 1 arrives next week. More changes and improvements to PerfectDisk 12 are in the works.