As a very satisfied user of O&O Defrag 14 Professional, I was happy to hear that O&O Software is offering a free edition of this excellent product. Here is the official press release with all the details:
Berlin, January 19, 2011 – More performance for private computers – that is what the O&O Defrag Free Edition offers. Regular defragmentation ensures quicker access times, while also protecting the computer’s mechanics and extending the life of the hardware. But defragmentation is also important in terms of data security: In the event of a sudden loss of data, the probability that data can be restored is significantly higher when the computer is organized and uncluttered, i.e. defragmented. This also reduces the time needed to create a backup or an image of the data or computer. The technologies used in the Free Edition come from the multiple award-winning O&O Defrag.
Functions at a glance
Users of O&O Defrag Free Edition can schedule the time for regular defragmentation. For users working on mobile systems such as Notebooks and Netbooks, the defragmentation is interrupted when the machines are no longer connected to the mains, in order to conserve battery life. The drives are divided into speed zones, which not only reduce program and system start-up times but also prevent fragmentation of program files from the very start.
The commercially available Premium variation for $49.95 (Update $29.95) has a much more advanced range of functions. Users of the full version can choose from a total of eight defragmentation methods, can configure the zone settings individually, as well as various other settings, and can create as many time-schedules for automatic defragmentation as they wish. The optimization of Solid State Drives (SSDs) for any brand of SSD is also only available in the full version.
With the free 30-day trial version of O&O Defrag 14 Professional Edition users can benefit from the increased performance background defragmentation brings and try out the numerous advanced functions of the full version.
Interested users can download the O&O Defrag Free Edition from the O&O Software website by clicking here.
About O&O Software
O&O develops solutions for corporate customers that not only support them in their daily activities, but also help substantially reduce their costs. Our products for system optimization, data imaging, data recovery, secure data deletion and company-wide administration are pioneers in the Windows technology sector. Together with our worldwide network of partners, we support corporations, companies, public authorities and private customers in over 140 countries, all from our headquarters in Berlin, Germany.