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JetDrive Professional 5 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — JetDrive Professional 5

JetDrive 5 is an easy to use hard-drive optimization and defrag solution that can noticeably improve your PC’s performance.
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 521 97 comments

JetDrive Professional 5 was available as a giveaway on March 15, 2011!

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$19.96 / month
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Quickly convert 4K Ultra HD/1080p HD/SD video to a wide range of formats.

JetDrive 5 is an easy to use hard-drive optimization and defrag solution that can noticeably improve your PC’s performance. JetDrive 5 comes with a whole bunch of new features including a smart combination of hard drive defragmentation, memory defragmentation and registry defragmentation. JetDrive 5 is capable of optimizing protected system files and it provides a clean and easy to use user interface.

Key features:

  • Automatic or Manual: JetDrive defragments your hard drives manually or with an automatic process called AutoJet. Defragmentation couldn't be easier;
  • Defragments your Registry: JetDrive defragments all hard drives, single files and even the Windows Registry with a special registry defragmentation algorithm;
  • Checks your Drives for Errors: JetDrive recognizes errors in your hard drives, and can even detect and fix errors automatically if you prefer;
  • Detailed Reports: JetDrive creates detailed reports of your hard drive defragmentastion process. It displays the current state in an easy to read 3D view and summarizes all operations.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7





File Size:

28.9 MB



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Once again thanks for all the good ideas and feedbacks. I hope you have enjoyed the GOTD for JetDrive and please let us know via email in case that we can help anyone.

Best greetings,

Sven on behalf of the full Abelssoft team

Reply   |   Comment by Abelssoft  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hi Fubar,

you wrote "files which cannot be moved" but as I already wrote, JetDrive will not touch files that cannot be moved. Files will only be moved once the operation has been completed and fully validated.

Best greetings,


Reply   |   Comment by Abelssoft  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Abelssoft, files which cannot be moved generally have something to do with security or their own disk management. If you move them, you'll either lose access to data (or cause corruption, which ultimately is the same thing) or the computer will fail to boot. As a developer, you should be sensitive to this issue as affected customers will not only be very angry, they might take legal action (if possible).

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi Fubar,

sorry but that's not true as defragmenting a file will never lead to a loss of data. If defragmentation of a file is not successful, then the original file will not be touched at all. This will only happen once the operation has been completed and fully validated.

There are basically only three reasons for not defragmenting a file:

1. Files that cannot be defragmented during runtime, e.g. some of the above. Those files will be defragmented by the JetDrive boottime defrag

2. Files that require to be located at specific clusters. This is required for boottime information, e.g. from the Acronis Bootloader. JetDrive has an additional internal list for those files

3. Files that have a good size/fragment ratios. For example, a 5Gb video file consisting of 10 fragments is totally time for normal performance issues while a heavily used system file of 100kb with 10 fragments is not good. JetDrive provides different defrag algorithms that users may select. By default it uses an own calculation for this ratio.

Best greetings,


Reply   |   Comment by Abelssoft  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Abelssoft, I appreciate your answering my questions, but it shouldn't be necessary for people to wait for GOTD to offer JetDrive in order to find out answers to the most basic of questions. The answers should be on your website.

Here are JetDrive's default file exclusion lists:


system volume information;temp;recycler;safeboot.fs;Gobackio.bin;PGPWDE01;bootwiz.sys;BOOTWIZ;BootAuth?.sys

The big-name disk defragmenters have enormous exclusion lists, and for a reason: moving files on those lists may result in partial or complete loss of data.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

#89 What do you mean with "exclusion list for JetDrive is far too small"?
The installation will care about the driver installation. If it fails then please let me know the error message but in this case you won't be able to see the main screen as JetDrive wouldn't be able to start.

We use the content of layout.ini as well for creating one of the 12 zones that JetDrive uses for calculating the optimal cluster location of the files. Once the location is calculated, all movements are performed using the Microsoft API, which also ensure that files are properly relocated and that no information is lost even if the power goes down or if windows crashes during defrag.

You wrote that it doesn't have all the options which you would expect from a disk defragmenter. We are very keen on integrating new options and improving JetDrive with each version. There is an idea informer box above allowing to add new ideas and options. Maybe you could add your ideas to it so that we can look at it and consider some of them for the next verison?

Best greetings,


Reply   |   Comment by Abelssoft  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

87 and 89 are smart cookies.
deletion of system files? i dont think so. ccleaner pc doctor are just as bad
spybot the worst.
just because a program says to delete or remove,doesnt make it so.
if you are not savvy on the terminology or the file extensions,your next step will be finding the forum about "re-installing your operating system" after you lose all your data of course..just saying.

Reply   |   Comment by jeep  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Hi Folks,

Thanks Paul. I shoulda searched for "API". So the app properly does use the Windows API, which is close to a necessity for safety. Nonetheless I agree with the various concerns like MyTuppenceWorth and Fubar #89.


Reply   |   Comment by Steven Avery  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

My first impression was that it does have an easy to use interface... It is really no step above CCleaner and the existing system defragmentor that is all ready in Windows.CCleaner is free and the other you all ready have. The only real advantage may be the other features that you must subscribe to... but even those have free alternatives.

Reply   |   Comment by Andrew Kelley  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

As I feared (see my comments #11 and #63), the default file exclusion list for JetDrive is far too small, meaning that some people are risking their systems. There's a major error in the installation, it's supposed to start a service but failed to specify the full filename. The boot-time file targets are quite limited. Not clear that it fully integrates with Windows as the primary defragmenter and should support layout.ini.

Nothing about JetDrive would make me want to use it, let alone purchase it. The website and documentation says nothing useful, I've had to rely on the responses of the developer here to find out anything about what it actually does. The "meters" are backwards from U.S. standards, it doesn't have any of the options which I would expect from a disk defragmenter. I don't know who the target market is, certainly not experienced computer users.

In a crowded market, you need to set your product apart from the rest of the field. Animations are not what I'm looking for.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#1 "so if you dont want to use REAL information its possible"
Please be a little smarter ! Software editors grant you licenses for free, you should at least be fair enough to leave them your real email address. Unless you don't trust them of course, but then why try their software !

Reply   |   Comment by Bapegual  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Pros-Installed quickly and easily.

Cons- Having purchased 2 of the most popular defrag & registry boost programs on the market,( UNIBLUE & IOBIT ASC ) neither came up with any serious errors when I checked my system after downloading jetdrive. I then checked with jetdrive and it came up with 128 errors. Deleting those files makes me nervous. The only deletion will be JETDRIVE from my programs.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

#76 Steven Avery, I think Sven addressed this in comment #46

Reply   |   Comment by Just another Paul  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Also @ #66 (Becky):
I don't know about today's giveaway; but since you have a Pentium 4 PC, purchasing a copy of Windows 7 (Starter Edition ?) will eventually save you from a lot of aggravation down the road. You could start your search here:
If you stay with Windows XP, you will need to install 3 Sevice Packs to bring the OS up to date.
The MS .Net Framework (newest version) will have to be installed regardless, because it makes the end user's life easier by allowing access to many powerful programs that ship in smaller file sizes.
At any rate, back up your important files before attempting to modify your computer's setup.

Reply   |   Comment by notwork  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

defrag you hard drive once a week.
dont run more than two malware or virus programs...stay away form norton,spybot,avast,pc doctor....all junk.
too many programs equal a resource hog computer.
ive only been doing this 30 yrs.my computer runs for 3 wks at a time non stop.it boots up in 20 sec flat.every time.because i dont use third party programs.....keep your computer clean of junk software.and be responsible.simple as that.and yes the registry tweaking programs are a gateway to disaster.

Reply   |   Comment by jeep  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)

It's impressive when developers address user concerns as they are posted here -- and even more impressive when they offer support for a giveaway. Thank you Abelssoft and gotd.

Reply   |   Comment by webdancer  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

not using the Microsoft Defragmentation API == not for me. the power blips too often.

Reply   |   Comment by goodgotd  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

have a look at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/aa569263

greetings from Germany

Reply   |   Comment by Mary Gooseberry  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I'm impressed at the amount of discussion generated here, also at the supported offered by the developer - well done, Sven!

Not quite so impressed with the app:
1. The app. "analyses" you system at app. start. If you plug in external drives after start, the app. neither recognises them independently, nor is there any option to refresh the system. Poor start.
2. I used the simple "Defragment suggested drives" button: A disk check began - nice touch that - and found errors on the drives. I disagree with the "lack of reporting" comments above - I found it uses the verbose version of chkdsk and reports more information than chkdsk does by default. Although it is not really necessary to have a separate line for each "% finished"!
3. I found it great to have an option for checking all discs at once. Occasionally, e.g. after power loss or crash, it is necessary to check all drives. This can be time-consuming if they are large drives and you have to sit there and wait to start the next disk check. This can do it all at once - HOWEVER: if there is an error, this app. then stops and asks you if you want to repair. Surely it should be possible to have an option for automatic repair? Then we could go away and come back when it is finished.
4. ...BUT what really knocked my socks off: the app. found errors on my system drive. "Can't lock drive, do you want to check on restart?", Yes please: it set chkdsk for the next restart. And then it PROCEEDED TO THE DEFRAG. STEP on that drive without the restart: ie. the drive STILL HAS ERRORS!

I think these problems could be addressed quite simply and then it may be a useful app.

Till then, thanks, will use with care.

Reply   |   Comment by MyTuppenceWorth  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

A few comments:

The registration webpage may not load due to the large number of visitors to Abelsoft's website because of this giveaway. If it won't let try refreshing the page every few minutes until you get it to load - and then you will be able to register JetDefrag and get your serial number.

The disk check use the standard Windows chkdsk.exe.
When checking my harddrive, the mameoy usage of chkdsk rose to over 750 megabytes! Which is extremely high - so basically if your PC is short on memory (RAM), then your computer may slow down considerably while the check is running. However it will speed up again afterwards.

I have started a defrag, and at the moment JetDrive is doing an initial scan of my files and memory use is at 260 megabytes which is fairly high.

I will check on memory use again one the actual defrag starts.

Once again the high memory use can cause your computer to slow down if you don;t have adequate memory (RAM) install in your computer, or other programs you are running are using a large percent of your memory.

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

#60 Thank you for your kindness. All of your suggestions I already had instated when I tried to run the software. I'm the type that will not allow Windows to order me around on what and where I can do, and put my computer files, and programs. In this way I am always prepared. There may be a conflict either with another program I have installed, or that Internet Explorer is not my default, but wants to run my xml files, or even Javascript may have failed.
Thank you very much for considering those with problems. I wish you the best Nicholi1120.

Reply   |   Comment by Xeny  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Observation: "Hint" displayed on moving mouse _quickly_ between the "-" (Minimize) and "X" (Close) buttons (top left of gui) does not update, on going _quickly_ from "X" to "-" hint remains as "Close".

Reply   |   Comment by ricko'shea  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Hi Folks,

Mike, good catch on #36. Now about his API question, JetDrive says.

"“JetDrive… It is capable of defragmenting your harddrives faster and much more efficiently than would be possible with the internal defragmentation software of Windows.”

However this is still ambiguous. They could use the basic Windows API function for the actual file defrag while using a different algorithm for placement. They could play with priority (I hope not, defragging should be very low priority).

While I do not know exactly how they would be faster, it is possible (e.g. the Windows defragger could do an uncessaary A-B-C) without leaving the Windows API.

I certainly hope they do use the Windows API. Not doing so would be very problematic, and I suspect that they do, but do not say so clearly.

On DonationCoder there was some discussion.
"I have a strong hint that JetDrive is based on Mydefrag/JKDefrag algorithm."

My understanding, that would be the algorithm for file placement, while using the Windows API for the actual defrag. Now I can not say if the poster's hint is accurate, I believe that JKDefrag is from an open source base and can be used by any software, but that is off the top of my head.

At the very least it would be nice of JetDrive to confirm that they do (or do not) use the Windows API for the actual defrag.


Steven Avery

Reply   |   Comment by Steven Avery  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Hi all!!

This APP looks good but terribly SLOW as well.

Just a question:

Is this tool any better than Advanced System Care, Smart Defrag, Auslogics, Ultimate Defrag Free Edition and/or 360Amigo ??

I don't think so!!

Anyway, to improve the speed of your PC you should also take a look at this amazing article I’ve just stumbled upon by chance:

* The 50 Best Registry Hacks that Make Windows Better



Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

For #66, Becky. I too have a Pentium 4 PC running Windows XP. I got .NET framework at 'microsoft.com' > 'downloads & trials' > 'download center'. You can also get it from 'filehippo.com' and 'cnet.com'.

Reply   |   Comment by Jon  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

When JetDrive does a reboot, the following message comes up:

Can't open the keyboard \Device\KeyboardClass0: c00000001 !
Operation was unsuccessful"

There are no reports presented. After manual restarting of Jet Drive, it did have a report on a manual disk defrag done earlier, but nothing on a registry defrag. There is no explanation of the error message.

Running on XP-SP3 TE (tablet edition) on an Acer C110.

Appears that very little testing was done on this software.

Reply   |   Comment by Leo  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Just a short note: We are really happy about all the feedback and especially about the good ideas here and in the Idea-Informer box. So a big thanks to everyone.

Next week, we will order the ideas that we got and then we will decide which ones will make it into the next version. :-)

Best greetings,


Reply   |   Comment by Abelssoft  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)


#65 / Terry: there could be different reasons for this but in cases of any problems there should be a log file created. Could you please send us a short message atz contact@abelssoft.net so that we can help you and send you some ideas via email?

#66: If you don't have the .Net Framework 2 or newer installed, then you can download it directly via
It also works fine on Windows XP. Please let me know ion case of any problems.

Best greetings,


Reply   |   Comment by Abelssoft  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Becky (#66)
Try Starting at:
(on your Windows XP Computer and search for the latest " .net Framework" Update.
I hope that helps.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris Roy Jackson  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

#66, Becky, go directly to the Microsoft Download Center and look for the version of the .NET Framework which you require. Check the space requirements, it could be quite large, both to download and install. Normally, I would say to get the latest version of the .NET Framework, but it would probably be better to only get the version(s) that you need, lower versions are smaller and support older versions of XP. I'm not a fan of used computers. They're often overpriced, you can frequently buy new computers for less. Unless there was a method to reinstall the original OS, they're a security and software reliability risk. Since you've already made the purchase, don't fret, but I would recommend installing some good security software.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=0856eacb-4362-4b0d-8edd-aab15c5e04f5&displaylang=en for netframe work.

I have been apart of Give away for awhile now. This is a great deal.
I am amazed. even scratch my head sometimes. people always have to point out... oh there is freeware for that. Whats the point of being here. are what is the point of saying there is something free, if you dont want something free.

Reply   |   Comment by Ed  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I'm really impressed with today’s giveaway. I've used several defragmenters over the many years I’ve had a desktop computer and to be honest, this one did the job faster than any other I’ve used/. My drives are quite large ranging from 500 GB to 2 Tb. I decided to defragment just one drive jut to test it. The 500Gb is about 80% full and usually takes nearly a day to defragment. I started the defrag early this afternoon and by dinner time (5am it had completed the job. I was expecting it to take as long as other defraggers so hadn't bothered to check it's progress, so don't actually know when it completed, but less than five hours for me is impressive going.

Nice one Abelssoft; I'm thinking of upgrading to the top version as this to me is impressive.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit aka Stephen  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

this software requires .NET framework to run. I can't figure out how to get .NET framework onto my computer. It's an old Pentium 4 that I bought used, runs the WinXP that it came with--but of course, no disc.

I have tried everything I can find on the net and have no idea anymore how to get.NET framework onto my machine--I'd really like to use Paint.net and cannot because of this problem. Now this GAOTD is dependent on it.

While Jetdrive5 downloaded and then linked to GAOTD and said it was registered, the software didn't install so I don't know if the license/registration is there (somewhere?) if help on the .NET issue arrives or not.

Anyone? Please?

Reply   |   Comment by Becky  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Hi all. Bit late in the day but I have been testing this software following a crash.

I used the exceptionally good EAV Antivirus (Free), to clean my system followed by 360 Amigo (Given away on here some while back).

Since then my PC (Xp3) has been running like new again but JetDrive keeps crashing. It have sent several reports (Home) but so far it has failed to do anything, despite several differant options including the 'Move boxes' rather than 'Dig for bones'.

Could be my system but still not good.

One comment is that this software doesn't have any audible means of letting me know, tho - OR some kind of display that shows that it is doing something. Hopefuly Ablesoft will get that corrected in the final version.

I must reserve judgement here as it could be my system that is at fault but hopefully Sven and his team will read the sent reports and let me know.

THAT would be a very nice touch if at all possible.

Thanks GAOTD & Sven.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

I purchased Ashampoo's Magical Defrag program, then their HDD Control 2 program, which do what this GOATD offering does and more. The problem I experienced is that both programs slowed my system a lot, even bringing it to its knees a few times. Ashampoo has some excellent software, but I regret having purchased those programs.

I say that because today's offering is similar to the Ashampoo programs I mentioned. I don't know if it would have the same problems, I hope not. But if you download it, I suggest you watch your system resources and if your system slows down significantly, I'd suspect this program.

Reply   |   Comment by Donster  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#36, mike, defragmenters can do harm in at least 3 ways. By not using the Microsoft Defragmentation API, by not checking the disk for errors prior to defragmenting, or moving files which shouldn't be moved. Back when XP was a year or two old, Diskeeper caused me all kinds of grief by not working well on FAT volumes, and by damaging the file tables of NTFS volumes. Their current solution to the VSS issue is to simply not defragment drives protected by System Restore. Failure to check the disk for errors prior to moving files can make things much worse. The issue with files which should not be moved is less common. For example, some notebooks required a reinstallation of Windows, wiping out all data because security files which should not have been moved were. This issue is more common with notebooks, and while rare if you're one of the ones affected you will be very unhappy (well, maybe not you, personally, since you backup your data).

I didn't say SSDs and RAID volumes weren't affected by fragmentation, I said that they were less impacted. SSDs, like hard disks, read fastest sequentially. Both SSDs and hard disks can remap sectors, but SSDs do that as part of their basic operation to reduce (electronic) wear. It's impossible for a defragmenter to know what the actual layout is, and it's constantly changing. Some people say not to defragment them due to the (electronic) wear issue, but they're under heavy use anyway. Some defragmenters change algorithms for SSDs. RAID issues are too involved to get into here. My critical data is on a RAID 10 volume, my only options for my non-critical data, mostly recorded TV, were RAID 0 or 10, so I chose RAID 0 for the capacity and transfer rate. Losing a drive and everything on that volume is possible but unlikely, but I ran into another issue. Bad sectors are much more likely than drive loss, and the volume is too large for the offline checks required. People who use programs like Spinrite don't understand that all modern high-capacity drives will automatically remap bad sectors anyway, it's just that you have no control over when they do so, and accessing marginal sectors can take a very long time. I'll probably change the volume to RAID 10. Capacity and data transfer rate will be cut in half, but random access will be greatly improved and I won't be affected by bad sectors or the loss of one, possibly two drives. Lots of people claim that you need RAID to handle high-volume multimedia data, but that's not true. A single SATA drive can easily handle recording numerous HD streams while playing one back, but it should not be your system volume, which can see very heavy utilization at times.

I know when my comments are being held when they stay in moderation but comments after mine are posted. As the original poster, I can see that occurring while you can't. Also, you wouldn't know if my comments got deleted (that has happened numerous times).

#38, Steven, BDJ = Bits du Jour. It's a good complementary site to GOTD, as many vendors use both. Frequently, you'll get to try software here on GOTD, and then have the opportunity to purchase it at a discount later on Bits du Jour. Everyone wins. Both sites get more business, and as a consumer, you get to see which software you want, or want to avoid, here on GOTD.

#42, Jan, all of my various brands of external hard disks and adapters report S.M.A.R.T. data, it's just that one or two of them are flaking out after repeated requests. Windows, like always, is terrible. Windows can pretty much stop while waiting on an unresponsive drive, even if it's not related to what you're doing (that includes waiting for a drive to spin up).

Many people worry that SSDs will suddenly flake out, as they can have shorter lifespans than hard disks. Not only do they not suddenly die (unless defective or damaged), but you only need them to last until your next computer. Following are some of the interesting things reported by Hard Disk Sentinel, far easier than interpreting the S.M.A.R.T. data yourself. I purchased a license, but these screenshots are of the unregistered version. I also turned off the free space checking, as that's unnecessary overhead. SSD health, also note the large number of unused reserved blocks. RAID drive with bad sectors, I may swap it out (I have a spare). It used to report another sector that was even worse off, maybe it got remapped. Bad external drive. The drive is actually unlikely to fail. It's defective, but if it were going to fail it would have done so long ago, and the error rate is decreasing. I think that the head mechanism is binding but loosening up over time. External drive with remapped sector.

Software remains the greatest source of data loss on my computer. I deleted a snaphot on VirtualBox, and it screwed up critical identifiers, I'll probably lose the VM. It's annoying because I'll lose some data, but the most critical files remain available in a shared folder. ShadowProtect Desktop continues to release improved versions, and they support the latest release of VirtualBox, which I'm going to upgrade to. Microsoft released IE9, but as usual some problems remain from the buggy Release Candidate, including very slow Javascript performance in the 64-bit version. I've tried the latest/beta versions of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari. Chrome stomps everybody on its own Javascript benchmark, IE stomps everybody on its own HTML5 benchmarks. I went back and looked at a case where I thought that IE9 hardware acceleration was three orders of magnitude faster than another browser, but it turns out that browser was actually failing the test, so hardware acceleration is in the one-to-two orders of magnitude speedup on my PC (depends upon the relative speeds of your CPU and GPU).

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

#38 Hi Steve, BDJ is short for Bitsdujour.com where there are daily (discounted) software specials just about everyday of the year - as well as ''Everyday'' discounted deals.

I hate to buy software but some of the specials offered in the last year or two have been really and truly worthwhile. For example last week Outertech was offering 2 Computer license for Linkaman Pro v8 and the next day Cacheman v7.1 at 67% off normal prices plus the option to turn a 36 month license into a true lifetime upgrade license.

If you do a quick registration and check the correct box, you'll be sent a weekly (or daily) newsletter which lists all of the known specials that will be available over the next 7 days.

However occasionally BDJ get a vendor who would rather not notify and therefore it's often work a real quick look in once a day.[www.bitsdujour.com/previews/]

BDJ usually offers the software deal for 24 hours which appears to be based on East Coast USA/Canada timezones midnight to midnight

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

XENY and all others that are having problems launching any program, regardless if it's this program or some other. #1. ESPECIALLY when you're installing system tools, you need to make sure you're user account is an administrator account. and #2, and probably THE most important. TURN OFF YOUR ANTI-VIRUS when you install(unfortunately, however, often this will not solve the problem as most anti-virus programs will still block critical files from being changed even if it's off), as for whoever it was who said "All that installed was software informer." you didn't pay attention, much like my wife. PAY ATTENTION to check marks on EVERYTHING you install. Software Informer is not installed by this company, it's installed by GOTD at the end of your installations. Is it just me, or are there far too many newbies who barely know how to turn their computer installing these programs?

Reply   |   Comment by Nicholi1120  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Sven, thank you for supporting a free product. I have not seen that before here at this site.

Reply   |   Comment by Crystal  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

@ Fubar
I did check my System Restore Points before defragmenting C drive. Checked after defrag only. All Restore points still in place.
Program seems to do what it says! Thanks GAOTD and Abelsoft!

Reply   |   Comment by Torymon  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

#39: "What does this defragger do that the good freeware defraggers from Auslogics and Puran don’t do?"

IMHO it's kinda like which brand of car is better getting you from point a to point b, or which brand of beer you prefer... they'll all do the same basic job. In this case Jet Drive Pro's optimization strategies may be better for you, but you'd have to test to find out.

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#48: "will this program defrag 64-bit drives too, even though its a 32-bit program?"

Hard drives aren't 32 or 64 bit -- 64 bit software including Windows use stuff like memory differently, & 64 bit program-related files are different, but the basic data they read/write/use is the same. When you're in 32 bit Windows & can't read a 64 bit file, it's not because it's home on your hard drive is different, but because 32 bit Windows itself can't read & make sense of the file contents.

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#51: "Slightly off topic,then again maybe not...."

Thanks. :-)

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

And there is also free solutions:

The best is MyDefrag from Mydefrag
The fastest is Disk SpeedUp from Glarysoft
The most allround is Defraggler from Piriform

Do you want some more?
Auslogics Disk Defrag from Auslogics
Smart Defrag from IObit
O&O Defrag Free Edition from O&O
Quicksys RegDefrag from Quicksys

Reply   |   Comment by Bindegal  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

A big thankyou to Sven from Abelssoft for staying in touch with today's offer and answering so many questions.

Reply   |   Comment by GMO  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Jet Drive Pro reminds me of utility suites with separate apps using a common launcher, though the similarity is only visual [you don't get a folder full of individual apps]. Clicking the desktop icon, the program window's divided into 4 quarters: Drive Fragmentation, Registry Fragmentation, Check Drives, & Memory Defragmentation, with 3 sets of tabbed menus up top. Click something not included in the Pro version, e.g. Memory Defrag, & you get a pop-up offering the upgrade -- to be fair, the memory portion does clearly say Ultimate, though in at least one of the menus it's not that clear that a feature's unsupported. Check Drives' log window shows it using Windows Chkdsk, but that's not necessarily a bad thing given checking disks through properties doesn't tell you much beyond the disk check is finished. Registry Defrag shows a breakdown of how fragmented different parts of the registry are, but does not give a percentage for the registry as a whole, making it a bit harder to decide if it's worth it to you to run it. Running Windows own defragger, Process Explorer [Sysinternals at Microsoft.com] shows dfrgfat.exe or dfrgntfs.exe, the Windows defragmenter modules in use -- not so with Jet Drive Pro. Process Explorer does show .NET files/processes in use, & reveals that just sitting idle, Jet Drive Pro is a bit more resource hungry [both CPU & RAM] than is usual.

One of the suggestions at the top of the page was about making Jet Drive Pro portable &/or workable with WinPE... Today's GOTD adds a service: "JetDrive WindowsClosingService" [set to Automatic], a driver, 4-6 font files, & requires [& setup checks for] .NET, so in it's present form that's a no. OTOH there are a couple of .bat files in the program's folder to add/remove that service & the driver, & after removing those & the added fonts Jet Drive Pro still seems to run fine. As long as your WinPE-type environ had .NET support, you should be able to install the service & driver via the .bat file before running it, or do without the features they provide, though either way you'll need to test to make sure everything's working as it should. Aside from the fonts, the service, & the driver, setup adds a Ablesoft folder to store configuration data in the User Local App/Application Data folder. The program's folder itself has a lot of language related files, taking up ~76 MB with 255 files, 12 folders with those language files, ~65 MB, 93 files, 5 folders without [all those small language files make a much bigger difference if you were to put this on a USB stick]. Recorded registry impact was surprisingly light, with just 66 ads including uninstall, the added fonts, the driver, & the service.

Overall I missed having something to tell me how badly a drive was fragmented before starting a defrag, but in fairness that figure would have been misleading if/when I had Jet Drive Pro move things around to optimize the drive. I liked being able to run a disk check on the system disk while running Windows -- even if fixing an error required a reboot, it could save lots of time compared to rebooting to run a standard Windows check & finding nothing wrong. I like that it includes both 32 & 64 bit drivers, & the ability to defrag system files before Windows starts could be a big help -- OTOH I missed being able to defrag &/or condense the master file table or MBR, though granted those aren't as common or used as often. Whether Jet Drive Pro's defrag strategies or optimizations work better for you than a competitor's product is something only you can determine -- e.g. MyDefrag offers several scripts with different strategies designed for different ways PCs/laptops might be used... most of us are different, & so is the way we use our PCs/laptops.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

One of the best ever GiveAways - Thanks GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Andrew  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

I think this would be a good combination with CCleaner.

Run CCleaner first, then run JetDrive to defrag.

Reply   |   Comment by Luis Perez  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Slightly off topic,then again maybe not.

Those who tried Odin U Disk Encrypt Creator the day before yesterday, will find a copy of the virtual image of their encrypted USB Flash drive in the root of their (usually) C:/drive.
This .OHDD file will show up in Windows as approx the full size of their flash drive(even if it contains no files).
So Windows or any defragger could see the file as being fragmented but will be unable to defrag it.
(not to mention the waste of space)

Just thought I should mention this.

Reply   |   Comment by StrayCat  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

#45: Don't worry, JetDrive will not change the registry content, it will only defrag its data files. Basically, the windows registry is a database of keys and values. When the registry grows, its data files get more and more fragmented. The registry defrag will reduce the space of the registry data files and optimizes registry hives for optimized access. This means the the content of your registry is the same but the access rate is better. Data files are only repaced after the new data files have been written completely and after a set of verficiation tests have been running.

#46: I assume you mean 64-Bit versions of Windows? Yes, JetDrive will automatically run in 64 Bit mode on 64-Bit operating systems. For boot time defragmentation, we have integrated a special 64 bit driver which will be used. This driver has a GlobalSign Code Signing certificate which allows a direct integration.

Best greetings,


Reply   |   Comment by Abelssoft  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)

I tried the check disk function and when I looked at the report, it is really disappointing. There is absolutely no information at all, except the drive size, and % usage. So, I tried the defragmentation, and after a long while (without knowing what's going on),it says the drive is 100% deframented. Again, the report does not show any useful insight of what has been done. Well, may be that's the German engineering, TRUST ME. But for me, I'd like to know a little more than that. However, thanks to the GAOTD anyways.

Reply   |   Comment by Polly  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

OK, stupid question...will this program defrag 64-bit drives too, even though its a 32-bit program?

Reply   |   Comment by Frank  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
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