Defrag, Defragmentation and Slow Computer

If your computer is slowing down and suffering from crashes and system hangs, hard drive failures and program errors, it is not necessary to buy a new computer, its just time to defragment your hard drive. The most common reliability and downtime problems experienced on your computer are directly associated with hard disk fragmentation.

What is fragmentation? When files are saved, the new data is stored in the available free space on the hard disk. However, as files are added, removed, and changed in size, the disk becomes fragmented, leaving only small holes in which place to place new data. When a new file is written, or when an existing file is extended, the new data will be scattered out across the disk, slowing down file access due to seek time and rotational delay of the read / write head. As the level of file fragmentation grows the status of … Read More