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Stopspying

Level 10
Firstly, thanks for notifying us of this offer, O&O are one of the better vendors that regularly take this sort of approach.

Secondly and despite what I said above, does anyone know if this version 'phones home' and why if that is the case?

I've used previous versions of O&O Defrag Professional Edition and found that unless I let it 'phone home' that it wouldn't run properly when I opened the software. I didn't really see why this was necessary every time I wanted to use it.
 
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The Cog in the Machine

Level 23
Verified
Firstly, thanks for notify us of this offer, O&O are one of the better vendors that regularly take this sort of approach.

Secondly and despite what I said above, does anyone know if this version 'phones home' and why if that is the case?

I've used previous versions of O&O Defrag Professional Edition and found that unless I let it 'phone home' that it wouldn't run properly when I opened the software. I didn't really see why this was necessary every time I wanted to use it.
Maybe to check license validity? Maybe report usage information?
 

roger_m

Level 30
Verified
Content Creator
Secondly and despite what I said above, does anyone know if this version 'phones home' and why if that is the case?
It does a check for updates, I don't know what else though.
Won't be using it for SSD machines.
I use the SSD defrag in v23 and it does lead to a measurable performance improvement with CrystalDiskMark.
 

Stopspying

Level 10
Thanks to you both.

Maybe to check license validity? Maybe report usage information?


It does a check for updates, I don't know what else though.

Update and license reasons are understandable. Usage reports could help develop new versions of O&O Defrag, but I'd hope that is all it is used for. After years of snooping by software makers, third parties etc it is not just that I'm getting older that makes me skeptical, free means there is a cost somewhere, including when paid for software is offered for free.
 

Telos

Level 20
Verified
Content Creator
I use the SSD defrag in v23 and it does lead to a measurable performance improvement with CrystalDiskMark.
Just to confirm my experience I installed this on my SSD machine and compared CrystalDiskMark performance with default settings.



No meaningful change. Uninstalled and transferred to HDD machine.
 

roger_m

Level 30
Verified
Content Creator
No meaningful change. Uninstalled and transferred to HDD machine.
Quite possibly with v23, you would have have seen increased performance.
SSDs have many advantages: they’re quick, small, and can save enormous volumes of data. And they supposedly can’t be defragmented. But that’s not true because as is the case with any system that wants to save files quickly, files will sooner or later wind up scattered across the entire storage area. Up until now, the methods available for restoring an SSDs original speed have been pretty basic. O&O Defrag 23 introduces the SOLID/COMPLETE method, developed by O&O Software, which achieves an increase in performance that’s never before been possible.
 

Cortex

Level 23
Verified
I used 22 & now have 23, the reason I bought O&O is it increased by boot time on a SSD by several seconds, I can't prove it but it did. Maybe there is a shortening of the life of my SSD, they last a long time & are not expensive so from my point of view worth using.- BTW Get well Boris !
 

Stopspying

Level 10
I've been using the Intel Toolbox that came with the SSD, and it reported that the drive health was around 75 percent. After running the "solid" feature in O&O, the health has gone up to 100.
Have you tried other tools like Hard Disk Sentinel on your drive? I've used it for some time now and trust its abilities to check on the health status of drives highly.
 

Stopspying

Level 10
OK, good, I trust its ratings. HDS has
Thanks. I have it installed and it reports health at 75, which is the estimated life remaining reported by Intel. But it reports performance at 100, which is reported as drive health by Intel.
OK, good, HDS has flagged up dying drives a few times and saved me the hassle of data being completely lost by giving me the time to replace them. I'd take it as definitely being time for action.
 
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