New High Accuracy Mode in O&O Syspectr

This new mode means that the status of some modules can be followed pretty much in real-time and with practically zero impact on your network. It is now available for the O&O DriveLED, O&O Defrag, Windows Update and the Hard Disks modules. At the same time we have massively reduced the network traffic between the … Read more

O&O Defrag Server also optimizes data images

With O&O Defrag you can make your Windows substantially quicker. If you work on computers a lot, then slow system and program starts, endless rendering and memory processes, or even system crashes when playing can quickly ruin your enjoyment. Defragmenting your PC can hugely accelerate the speed you can work on your PC. When you defragment, those files fragmented across the hard disk are logically rearranged so that files can be quickly recognized and processed by the hardware. Performance gains of up to 100% are not uncommon!

But did you also know that O&O Defrag can play a crucial role in your backup and system imaging strategy? Read on to see how O&O Defrag helped a customer avoid having to totally revamp their company backup strategy.

O&O Defrag accelerates Backups and System Images

It’s acknowledged as an open issue by vendors of backup software that fragmented disks can cause the actual backup or image to fail and with it the Checksum Test. The reason for that is because fragmented files make this process excruciatingly slow which may lead to a corrupted backup.

In the case of a disk failure a corrupted backup might even be worse since it could lead to a complete data loss. That is exactly why a regular defragmentation of your disks is so important for your data backups and images.

O&O Defrag Server Edition optimizes SMI’s Backup Performance

Our customer SMI is doing a backup of their system on a daily basis. These backups, sometimes up to 400 GB, go to a disk during the night time and then to tape during the day.  Thanks to O&O Defrag Server Edition they have not only optimized the actual performance of their servers but have also been able to retain their existing backup strategy, the changing of which would have resulted in substantial costs and time issues.

O&O Software saved us from having to completely rethink our backup strategy. We tried many products, but only O&O Defrag Server is able to defrag these enormous, sometimes 400 GB files. All other products we tried simply couldn‘t do it, even though we have more than doubled the disk space available, and several GB of RAM. Many of them didn‘t even try, they simply failed.“

You can read the whole SMI success story right here.

Try or buy O&O Defrag for speed and security 

Visit our website or send us an e-mail to and we will help you get your PCs and servers running like new again and secure your data backups and images – all with one product!

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O&O DiskImage 9 – Data backup easier than ever

O&O DiskImage 9

I don’t lose data! I have lost count of the number of times I have heard this over the years: “My PC doesn’t break” or “I’m careful and I never delete any important data”. The same people then later say “I really can’t reconstruct this data?” or “How come a hard disk only lasts 3 … Read more

O&O Defrag: Behind the scenes

Slips of paper in a shoe box What does O&O Defrag actually do? This question is as old as the product itself. In 1998 when we released the first version of O&O Defrag this question cropped up. To best illustrate what fragmentation and defragmentation mean we made the comparison back then with a shoe box: … Read more

O&O SafeErase 8 – New yet still supports XP

It’s the end of September 2014. Windows 10 is just around the corner. Why then release a product that still supports Windows XP? The operating system for which Microsoft officially ended all support on April 8, 2014. The very system that will no longer be updated and whose use Microsoft declares to be very risky. That’s exactly … Read more

O&O Defrag 18 – made simple

Feedback from our customers is crucial As we were deciding which new functions should be integrated into the new version 18 of O&O Defrag we took a long, hard look at the feedback gathered over the years from our customers. And the bottom line was this: nothing was missing! This in itself did not come … Read more

O&O Defrag turns 18 – and goes hybrid

What is the “Cloud”? The Cloud is actually nothing more than a relatively new word used to describe a technology that we have been using for years: a provider offers computer performance and/or storage space over the internet. Services such as e-mail or document management can also be offered in this way. So services such … Read more

Major update in O&O Syspectr

We have for instance expanded and optimized the server infrastructure, and the network communication between the client and our data center has been vastly improved. We have also carried out a major update to the client itself, reducing it’s memory use by 60% and achieving a performance factor of 2-4 (depending on the modules loaded). … Read more

When the Fan gives up the ghost

You really only notice it when it’s broken, especially if this comes to your attention because a component it is meant to cool suddenly crashes. More often than not that component is the very heart of your PC – the CPU. And as we all know, without a CPU a computer cannot function at all. … Read more

Groups, reports and context-sensitive help coming next to O&O Syspectr

Settings for computer groups – it will soon be possible to apply settings and activities to entire computer groups. This function enhances the current concept which lets you sort your computers into groups Enhancement of O&O DriveLED – in response to extensive feedback from our customers we have adapted and enhanced the O&O DriveLED module. New features … Read more

New Notification System in O&O Syspectr

In the past few weeks we have been working intensively on the notification system in O&O Syspectr. We have paid particular attention to the feedback from our users in this regard who have kindly submitted requests for changes and improvements. These will be implemented into the new system which will be available from the 1st … Read more

Are you planning to replace your old XP machines? We make it easy for you

On the 8th April 2014, Microsoft will cease all support for customers with Windows XP installed. For XP users this means no more security patches, even for newly-discovered Trojans, viren etc – an untenable situation for most XP owners. As of the end of 2012, 41% of PC users were still using XP. That represents a massive number of customers who very soon will be forced to consider upgrading to a newer Windows version. Many will simply replace their very old hardware. Read more…

Easy deployment of O&O Syspectr in companies

Our customers now have a very easy way to roll out O&O Syspectr on all company computers. To do this we provide a personalized MSI file in your account that can then be installed on all systems using group policies. You can find a complete description of how this works on the page “How to … Read more