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Field Testers Needed - Solid State Drive Optimization

by Michael 28. August 2008 16:25
Diskeeper Corporation has made a few hints at the need for optimization technology for NAND Flash drives for some time. We now have a particular iteration of that technology completed and need help testing it. We're looking for current Diskeeper customers interested in a first peek. To test this technology you will need to sign a non-disclosure agreement and be able to test on a Solid State Drive. If participating in these pre-release quality tests is of interest to you (it will really help us out) please email our Quality Control group at qtesting@diskeeper.com. Please add "SSD Tester" in the subject line and also let them know, in the body of the email, what operating system(s) you will be able to test on. We expect the field test to start early next week and run for 1-2 weeks, so act quickly if you want to participate. PS: We also have a white paper on the subject (testing done by 3D Professor) that we'll publish in September.

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Can you wipe an entire drive with SecureDelete 2.0?

by Michael 26. August 2008 19:01
This has been a popular question this past week, since the release of Undelete 2009. Here's the full Q&A on the subject: Can you wipe an entire drive with SecureDelete 2.0? In other words, you plan to give the computer away, say as a donation, but want NONE of your former data on it. So can you wipe the entire drive clean? Not just the free space? Yes, Undelete's new SecureDelete 2.0 supports this. Here's how: First, you'll need to delete remove all the files off the drive you intend to wipe of data - a quick reformat* is a fast way to do this. Then you can use the Wipe Free Space feature of SecureDelete. If you want the wiping process to complete quickly, I recommend launching this manually as it will complete faster than the Automatic mode, which will is designed to operate invisibly using only unused system resources (via InvisiTasking). Note that wiping can be a time consuming process as every single cluster has to be "scrubbed". The good thing is that you can walk away once you start it, no need to babysit. *Of course to reformat or delete all the files off the drive, it cannot be your system drive, so you'll have to attach the drive to be wiped to a computer that has a working operating system and Undelete 2009 installed.

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Undelete 2009 is now available!

by Michael 19. August 2008 13:18
Undelete 2009 (6.0) has just been released. Here is a list of new and principal features. For more information, go to Undelete.com. NEW! InvisiTasking technology - enables Undelete tasks to operate in the background with zero overhead. NEW! SecureDelete 2.0 - provides the option to SecureDelete all files immediately rather than waiting for the Recovery Bin to be purged. NEW! Wipe Free Space - overwrites any free space on the selected volume making it impossible to recover any files that previously occupied the now unused disk space. (note, not available on Windows 2000 systems) NEW! Automatic Resizing of the Recovery Bin - automatically detect and reduce the size of the Recovery Bin based on available free space. NEW! Support for 64 bit operating systems (except for Undelete Home edition). NEW! Support for Windows Server 2008 operating systems (with Undelete Server edition). NEW! Undelete 2009 Server edition now includes 10 Desktop Client Devices. NEW! Improved performance on high traffic systems (e.g. busy file servers). NEW! No reboot required for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 operating systems Recovery Bin - captures and protects all deleted files (from: applications, command line, across the network). Using an "Explorer-like" window, clients/administrators can view deleted files and folders and instantly recover data. Search Recovery Bin - search by location, file type, date created or deleted, as well as by file owner or the user who actually deleted the file. Version Protection for Microsoft Office Files - "rollback" to an earlier version of a file. Version Protection automatically protects Word, Excel and PowerPoint files for all versions of Office. You recover previous versions in an intuitive Explorer-like window. Emergency Undelete - Recover files deleted prior to installing Undelete 2009. Remote Installation - "PushInstall" in Undelete 2009 Server edition allows system administrators to remotely install licensed Undelete 2009 software across the network.

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It's not a bug, it's a feature!

by Michael 13. August 2008 20:10
Anyone ever heard a software engineer tell that story? Oddly enough, fragmentation was actually introduced to solve a major problem. In the slim chance ;-) you are actually interested as to why fragmentation was "invented", you can check out these couple of pages. The e-book is old, but accurate.

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