Importance of defrag

I always used to think that defragmenting a computer hard drive was a waste of time.

In short laymen terms “deframenting” a hard drive is like tidying a filing cabinet and putting all relevant files together. It is a long process taking hours and supposed to speed up a computer – however, I have never really felt a speed improvement following a defrag.

Recently, I had a client running vista on a laptop reporting just 5 gigabytes free. Her hard disk was 220 gigabytes in size and her file usage was under 50 gigabytes (which I checked several times).

Eventually, after hours of diagnositics we tried a defrag on the computer TWICE and finally it reported the correct amount of free space!

So if you want to give it a try, try defraggler which is completely free and very quick to download.

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