disk

Wed
26
Jul
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'Beam File', and 'Disk Defrag'

Beam File Send files up to 5 gigs in size. Sending one or more files with BeamFile is easy: choose files to send, send an e-mail message to the recipient, and that's it! The recipient will receive an e-mail message with a link that will allow her ... (and only her!) to retrieve the file. http://www.beamfile.com/ Disk Defrag Defragment disks in only a few minutes. Fragmentation leads to system slowdowns, PC crashes, slow startup and shutdown and sometimes to system failures. Useful disk fragmentation map and detailed fragmentation report. Windows XP Home and Professional, 2000/2003 and Vista ... (view more)

Wed
21
Jun
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Make Your Own Custom System Rescue CD / DVD

Infopackets Reader Don B. writes: " Dear Infopackets Team, I have never made a disk image before. My question is: if I make a complete image backup of my C drive (25Gigabytes large), can I then erase my drive and proceed to restore my image backup? ... Or is disk imaging good only for restoring broken files, but not for doing a complete system restore on a clean drive? I guess I'm a bit confused. What I would like to do is wipe out my hard drive completely, then install Windows XP fresh and all the updates and security software, plus a few program essentials (like MS Office). After doing all of ... (view more)

Fri
17
Mar
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'Dead Disk Doctor', and 'Dtask Manager'

Dead Disk Doctor Nice program! Dead Disk Doctor recovers scratched, damaged disk/ discs. Simply insert a disk into Disk Drive, run DeadDiskDoctor application, select files to copy, and select the destination folder. The routine reads files by 10kb ... blocks and when hardware involves errors, the size of block decreases tenfold and so on until the moment when block of data will be read without any errors, or it reach minimum size of block, then program skips one byte and starts to read second one. After successfully reading data, block size increase tenfold again and again to reach maximum size ... (view more)

Tue
24
Jan
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'Disk Idle Optimizer', and '10 Things You Should Know About Every Linux Installation'

Disk Idle Optimizer Defrag your hard drive with your spare CPU cycles! Optimize all files, or just your boot files, or both. Using the built in disk defragger in Windows XP (SP2 Required), this program senses when your computer is at an idle state ... and defrags your hard drive. As soon as you begin using your computer again, Disk Idle Optimizer will stop defragging within 20 ms, allowing you to use your PC to its fullest. Does not require the creation of any new services or use of any more resources - uses the API that is already in place. No memory hogs or slowdowns. http://www.unitypro.com/ ... (view more)

Thu
22
Dec
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Partition Computing

In computer engineering, hard disk drive partitioning is the creation of logical divisions upon a hard disk that allows one to apply operating system-specific logical formatting. Disk partitioning is a simple technique which can be viewed as a ... precursor of logical volume management. The purpose of partitioning is to allow a user to have multiple file systems on a single hard disk. Active partition The Bootable Flag determines the active partition. Only one partition can normally be active at a time. The active marker is used during boot: after the BIOS loads the MBR into memory and executes ... (view more)

Wed
23
Nov
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Seek Time

Seek time is one of the several delays associated with reading or writing data on a computer's disk drive. In order to read or write data in a particular place on the disk, the read/write head of the disk needs to be moved to the correct place (just ... as to play a particular song on a cassette of recorded music, the tape needs to be wound to the right place). This process is known as "seeking", and the time it takes for the head to move to the right place is the "seek time". Seek time for a given disk varies depending on how far the head's destination is from its origin at the time of each read ... (view more)

Tue
15
Nov
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'Tiny Disk', and 'Juice'

Tiny Disk TinyDisk is a program which turns TinyURL and TinyURL-like services (such as NanoURL) into a system for saving files. It creates an anonymous, persistent and globally shared filesystem. Once something is uploaded, only the database admin ... can delete it. Everyone can read it. No one can know who created it. Think of it as a magical CD-R that gets burned and placed on a network. http://www.msblabs.org/tinydisk/index.php Juice If you want to listen to podcasts, this program is for you. Juice is the premier podcast receiver, allowing users to capture and listen to podcasts anytime, ... (view more)

Wed
05
Oct
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Magic Defrag Review

Infopackets Reader Jim M. writes: " Dear Dennis, I always have problems running Microsoft Windows defrag because it continually restarts and takes forever to finish. A lot of the time I have to restart my computer in Safe Mode and run defrag just to ... get it to finish properly -- and most of the time it takes 2 to 4 hours to complete and I cannot use my computer! I am writing you today because I just finished reading your latest article on PowerUp XP Platinum 2 , and noticed that you briefly mentioned a program called Magic Defrag. Can you please tell me how this works? I've never heard of ... (view more)

Tue
04
Oct
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Defragmentation

In the context of administering computer systems, defragmentation (or defragging) is a process that eliminates fragmentation in file systems. It does this by physically reorganizing the contents of the disk in order to store the pieces of each file ... close together and in order (contiguously). It also attempts to create large regions of free space using compaction, to impede the return of fragmentation. Aims of defragmentation Reading and writing data on a heavily fragmented hard drive is slowed down as the time for the heads to move between fragments on the disk surface can be substantial. The ... (view more)

Thu
30
Jun
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'Windows System Optimizer', and 'Disk Spy'

Windows System Optimizer Windows System Optimizer Free Edition is an easy tool to clean and optimize your Windows System. Windows System Optimizer is a fast, powerful utility software that speeds up your system, giving you maximum performance. ... http://free.windowssystemoptimizer.com/ Disk Spy Access your hard disk on physical level and view areas usually hidden from you. DiskSpy enables you to view every sector of any installed hard disk drive. It is irrelevant if this sectors are bootsectors, partition tables, file system entries or simple data files. Also areas protected by the operating ... (view more)

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