[I no longer use Auslogics Disk Defrag]
There is a nifty little company out there that seems to have come out of nowhere and offers powerful utilities for tweaking your computer and ensuring you are getting the best performance out of the system. This company is Auslogics.
One of their premier products – that has grown amazingly over a relatively short period of time and seems to constantly be receiving new features – is Disk Defrag. If you aren’t already defragmenting your hard drive on a regular basis – go get this software right now! Its free for personal use.
Hard drives are where all your files are stored. Over time as files are written to your hard drive they get written in small chunks and placed in different places around your hard drive. This means it takes longer for your computer to read this data. A useful analogy might be to think of a puzzle. It takes a while to put a puzzle together – but how much longer does it take if you throw the puzzle pieces all throughout your house? Much longer! You have to keep running around and picking up the puzzle pieces before you can even put the puzzle together! Something similar happens with data on your hard drive and this process is called fragmentation. You use a disk defragmenter to move files around so that they are all in one spot (basically, putting the puzzle pieces back into the box).