Hard Disk Drive Guts

Improving system performance by using Disk Defragmenter

The hard disk drive in your PC is like a file cabinet and over time it can get pretty disorganized. When programs or files are installed on your computer they are typically broken up over multiple locations, increasing the time required for your computer to find and assemble all the pieces necessary to run the programs. This is called fragmentation. Fragmentation simply slows the performance of programs on your computer.

Running the “Defrag utility rearranges the files on your hard drive so they are back in order, which cuts down on access latency (the time it takes to access your files). As a result, your system can gain access to your files and folders and save new ones more efficiently.

There are many disk drive defrag utility programs available on the market. For an extensive list you may want to search the www.download.com site for assistance.

For information on how to Defrag disk drives please refer to Microsoft’s support page here.