What are the benefits of disk defragmentation?

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Have you ever felt that your PC is running slow or hanging very often? Does it take too much time to load your saved files, folder and other important documents? If yes, then this is because your hard disk drive has become fragmented. Whenever we create, save or delete a file on the hard drive, it might not be deleted completely or may make its duplicate copies occupying valuable space in your drive. All this space can be used for installing new programs and making your computer running at a faster speed. Disk defragmentation allows you to store all the related files together and avoid duplication, hence speedup an old system for improved performance.

This article will share some of the benefits of disk defragmentation and guide you to maintain your PC to run at a faster speed:

  1. Get some extra space

Disk defragmentation can get you some extra space in your hard disk drive or HDD that can be later utilized for launching new applications and programs. If you are downloading huge number of files then your disk drive does not store all the files contiguously and when you’re likely to open it, the HDD works towards gathering all the fragments and reading it. So, if your disk is defragmented then you will be having all the files contiguously and the space occupied by unused files remains free for other useful processes.

  1. Improve data access time

This process can actually get you improved data access time as it will put all fragmented files together contiguously and don’t require much time to get them loaded. It not only saves time of the user but also provides them with faster loading apps and better working experience.

  1. Gives better performance

Detecting file fragmentation is not possible without an efficient tool and the tool selected for this process should also have properties of antivirus program to spot and scan any available viruses. In this world full of workload and deadlines, you cannot afford to have a slow computer. You need a faster PC to finish up your tasks on time with an error-free quality. Disk defragmentation can surely assist you in the same as it increases your system speed by rearranging your disk files in a logical order. It not only relieves you from the stress of working on a slow computer but also makes it free from crashes or freezes.

  1. Keeps a check on errors in your PC hard disk

Detecting errors and faults in your PC was never so easy, but this process aims at finding out all the errors at its beginning stage and informing the user about it. Apart from checking errors, defragmentation also saves the life of your HDD as it will spin less because all the pieces of the digital files will be stored in one place.

Next time if you face issues related to PC speed and performance, just perform disk defragmentation process by using various defrag tools available in the market and experience a visible change in your computer’s speed and performance. Leave the stress of buying PCs frequently behind and find some extra space in your hard disk resulting in speedy loading of apps and documents

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Brooke M. Perry has 69 articles online

Brooke M. Perry is an ardent technician associated with Qresolve online tablet support with wide experience of fixing issues with PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones. With a strong track record of devising effective ways of online computer support and system security, she has so far helped thousands of users across the globe. Her writings on tech issues are the reflection of her in-depth interest and command she carries as a online tech support technician. Her blogs and articles have been rated high for their lucid style and easy to understand language.

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This article was published on 2013/10/23