Defrag Program in Windows® 7
What is the need of defragmenting the drives regularly in Windows 7?
Windows 7 is the latest operating system launched by Microsoft and it has many utilities and programs to provide you a better computing experience. It delivers high performance. To keep the computer performing well, you need to perform some task on regular bases. Defragement is one of the tools that are used to optimize your computer performance. You would have a hard drive with large storage space on your computer. The data is written on the hard drive in random locations, hence it’s scattered all over. Each time you modify a file on the computer, the file is saved on the hard drive in different location. The disk defragement utility re-arranges the data and that makes them easier to access. To defrag a hard drive partition you can right click on the drive and click on 'Properties' and then on 'Tools', there you would find an option to run disk defragement. The disk defragement will take a long time depending on the drive size. There are many PC tune up software available for download, which automatically does the disc defragement when the computer optimization is performed by those software.
Following are the benefits of disk defragementation in windows 7:
- Quick files access
- Applications work faster
- Increases the hard drive life
Quick files access
You save many files on your computer and you keep on the re-editing the files. Each time you edit and save a file on the hard drive, the same file is partially saved on different locations of a hard drive. You see just one file on the hard drive but physically the content of the file is saved in different locations. Once the disk defragement is performed, you can access files much faster than before because the files are re-arranged and computer can read the files easily.
Applications work faster
You have many applications installed on the computer and some times you realize that the installed applications are running slow. This is because the files are scattered on the hard drive, the application program might have to read all the entire hard drive before launching. Since the disk defragement re-arranges the data, application programs can find the required files faster, hence they work faster.
Since the data is saved in different locations, the read/write head of the hard drive has to move to different locations to search for the saved files, each time user tries to access the file. Once the disc defragement is performed, the data is rearranged and that reduce the work of the head. Hence the life of hard drive increases.
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