Hard Drive Fragmentation and You, it’s not pretty

by Rafael Hernandez on February 19, 2010 · 1 comment

A large percentage of users ignore the general maintenance that a PC requires  most notably a proper defragmenting run on their harddrive. There hasn’t been much testing done on its effects…until now.

Overclockers.com has tested the effects of file fragmentation on disk performance and tested a number of defragmenting applications on their system. Surprising results do occur:

With the results of the tests in, it seems the ‘old wive’s tale’ of defragmenting your HDD to maintain performance is not only true, the results of it were astounding.  Even if you don’t use a 3rd party defragger, the tool built into Windows itself gives a massive boost in performance.

Interesting results indeed, and a gentle reminder to run your defragmenter today.

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