A few weeks back we released the new Diskeeper 2009 and an update to Diskeeper 2008. Both include major changes to the Boot-time Defragmentation engine.

For users of Diskeeper 2008, if you are running Vista SP1 or Server 2008, the boot-time defrag feature was restored (apologies on the delay). This new iteration adds additional functionality to handle additional metadata files that Diskeeper previously did not such as $SECURE, HIBERFIL.SYS, $Extend…, $Upcase.

Boot-time defrag will now also do partial defrag of the PAGEFILE.SYS, when free space is low (or really chopped up). Before, defragmenting the paging file was an all or nothing approach.

For user of the latest and greatest, Diskeeper 2009, a even newer, more efficient variation of the boot-time technology was included.

We have a few more things in the works for the boot-time defrag that we are planning to release in the near future (currently targeted for Diskeeper 2009). As always, you can get a first look by joining our Field Testing Program.