Diskeeper 12 Professional is the latest edition of this powerful, professional defrag tool.

As with previous editions, the program will quickly defragment your hard drives, reorganising the layout of your files to deliver the best possible file access speeds. Diskeeper's IntelliWrite technology then reduces the chance of files ever becoming fragmented in the future, and if it does miss anything then the program will automatically defragment your drives just as soon as any problem is detected.

Improvements this time include an enhanced HyperBoot engine, further improving your system boot times.

Diskeeper's HyperFast technology now supports TRIM to maximise Solid State Drive performance.

System monitoring tools collect data on your I/O usage and Diskeeper effectiveness, and track your drive's key SMART attributes, enabling the program to alert you to possible signs of impending hardware failure.

All this is presented in a completely revamped interface, which aims to deliver a modern look and feel, while being easier to navigate. We weren't entirely sure about this at first - it really is very different - but once you've mastered the basics then the program does feel easy to use.

And of course the Professional edition provides a number of features you don't get in Diskeeper Home: it can consolidate free space; is designed to cope with massive file fragmentation; works well on drives in excess of 1TB; can improve file access speeds by up to 80%, and more.


If you're looking to get the maximum performance from your hard drive then there's no doubt Diskeeper 12 Professional has the technology to help, although it does seem rather expensive.