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ExpressCache at CompuTex Taipei

by Colleen Toumayan 31. May 2011 09:44

New Intelligent SSD Caching Dramatically Speeds Boot and Application Launch Times

COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2011

TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Diskeeper Corporation will be at Taipei CompuTex 2011 co-exhibiting with SanDisk at booth N0307 in the Nangang 4F Hall. The company is officially demonstrating its new ExpressCache™ product—an intelligent SSD data caching and pinning software solution designed to markedly boost PC boot time and application launch speeds.

ExpressCache can achieve the following:

  • Dramatically shorten boot-up time; up to 60% compared with the same system without ExpressCache.
  • Provide up to 5X improvement in application launch time.
  • More than double the overall performance compared to the same system without ExpressCache.

Initially previewed at the January 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, ExpressCache improves PC speeds by incorporating a small Solid State Drive (SSD) to provide near-instantaneous access to the most frequently accessed hot data in Windows 7 systems. Comprised of User mode and Kernel Mode components, ExpressCache uses an SSD as an intelligent cache, coupled with an HDD, to improve overall system performance and greatly speed up Windows PC startup, application launches and data access speed.

More ExpressCache Benefits:

  • ExpressCache provides superior overall performance than HDD systems at a fraction of the cost of a pure SSD system.
  • Any combination of SSD and HDD can be used, making it a far more flexible solution than Hybrid Hard Drives. Individual components can be upgraded independent of the other.
  • ExpressCache increases file system performance while maintaining the full safety and integrity of all system data.

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Press Release | SSD, Solid State, Flash

IT News for the Week

by Feng 25. May 2011 10:11

Windows 8 Coming in 2012. Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer on Monday confirmed that Windows 8 will be available in 2012. 

Microsoft denies Intel statements about Windows 8 on ARM‎. Microsoft last week denied statements made by Intel executives about Microsoft's plans for Windows 8 on ARM processors, calling them “factually inaccurate.” 

Rackspace offers hosted virtual desktops from Citrix‎. Rackspace announced Monday that it is offering hosted Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp, hoping to make using virtual desktops easier. 

Jive buys OffiSync to deepen links with Microsoft apps‎. Jive Software has acquired OffiSync, whose technology links Microsoft desktop applications with cloud-based enterprise social collaboration suites. 

ARM chases server opportunities for low-power processors. ARM Holdings is seeking the support of software makers for its plan to put its low-power processors in servers. 

Fusion-io is going public. Fusion-io, the company that makes SSDs for companies like Facebook, is planning a bigger-sized initial public offering. 

Twitter acquires popular client TweetDeck‎. Twitter has reached an agreement to acquire TweetDeck, a Twitter desktop client preferred by many of the social-media service's most active users, for $40 million in cash and stock. 

Amazon adds electronics to Trade-Ins‎. Amazon last Thursday expanded its Trade-In program to include electronics, allowing consumers to ship gadgets to the online retailer for free in exchange for a gift card. 

Microsoft blasts EU antitrust fine in appeals hearing‎. Calling it "excessive," Microsoft this week criticized in an appeals hearing the 899 million euro fine imposed three years ago by EU antitrust regulators on Microsoft for failing to comply with a court order. 

ISuppli warns explosion at China plant may slow iPad production. iPad manufacturer Foxconn last week suspended operations at its facility in Chengdu, China after a fatal explosion, which could result in a production loss of 500,000 Apple’s iPad 2 tablets in the second quarter.

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Diskeeper | Diskeeper TV

Diskeeper 2011 (build 956) Update

by Michael 20. May 2011 07:45

Here is a list of the fixes and new features of the latest Diskeeper 2011 build.

Fixes:

  • Fixed an incorrect warning in the Performance Report. If a volume is smaller than 2GB (e.g. a recovery partition), on which IntelliWrite may not be enabled, this is not flagged in the Performance Report as a non-optimal configuration.

New Features:

  • Added date, time, and product version to the saved and printed Job Reports.
  • IntelliWrite, if you have licensed HyperFast, can now be enabled on SSD-backed volumes (note the default setting is "off").

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Congratulations Mike Topping, Network Engineer from Metro Datacom!

by Dawn Richcreek 20. May 2011 03:42

Mike sent us his Diskeeper 2011 Disk Performance Report showing 322,347 Disk Access I/Os saved! 

Mike is the winner of the drawing for the $100 American Express gift card!

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Channel | Diskeeper TV

Paying It Forward

by Michael 17. May 2011 14:32

Very good friends of Colleen (a member of the advisory board) and I, John and Christine Iasiuolo created a fantastic charity, The Outlook Foundation. Tasked with re-purposing computers for children from underprivileged areas and children of our brave military personnel, they ask only one thing, pay it forward.

You can watch Las Vegas news coverage of the Outlook Fundation here.

Colleen and I are working on setting up a donation drive here at Diskeeper Corp this year. Stay tuned!

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