Saturday, July 24, 2010

Another Patent for PerfectDisk

PerfectDisk has, for me, always been the defrag program by which you measure other commercial defrag programs. I recently learnt that the developers (Raxco) have obtained another patent for PerfectDisk. This affects the way files are analysed, and is supposed to be much faster than the standard way used by most Windows applications.
Patent #7,672,982 has been awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for new file query technology that improves the speed of the disk defragmentation process on Microsoft Windows platforms. Raxco has incorporated the new file query technology into its PerfectDisk 11 disk defragmentation solution.
This is in addition to their SmartPlacement patent, #5,398,142 which was awarded in 1995.
I'm never sure what to make of software patents, but as long as it isn't used to "attack" other products, I'm sure it's OK. Raxco doesn't have the litigious reputation of other software companies such as Apple.

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