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Windows 7: How much of a HDD performance improvement does Disk Defragmenter give?

25 Aug 2012   #1
x BlueRobot

 
How much of a HDD performance improvement does Disk Defragmenter give?

Anyone know how of a performance improvement disk defragmenter gives , I know it takes a while so just wondering if it's worth my time?


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25 Aug 2012   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

It will speed up disk I/O operations - how much is debateable as we are talking very fast operations to begin with.

But, as the PC is used and data is written to the hard drive, many times its spread out over many areas on the hard drive and thus it requires more seeks and reads to gather all the data for a particular operation or document. Defragmenting the drive assembles everything for a program or data into one contiguous (adjacent) area on the hard drive thus cutting down on the time it takes to retrieve something from the hard drive.
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25 Aug 2012   #3
x BlueRobot

 

Okay thanks (:
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12 Nov 2012   #4
Sami3rules

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Hey people I have recently used disk defragmenter and I have disabled everything on my laptop including disk defragmenter.i then realised wheat I did and I could not change it because I could ot open disk defragmenter.i can now do nothing and really need your guys help to be able to do all of the things I could do before.
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12 Nov 2012   #5
x BlueRobot

 

Please start a new thread and then post a link here to the created thread.
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12 Nov 2012   #6
Sami3rules

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sami3rules View Post
Hey people I have recently used disk defragmenter and I have disabled everything on my laptop including disk defragmenter.i then realised wheat I did and I could not change it because I could ot open disk defragmenter.i can now do nothing and really need your guys help to be able to do all of the things I could do before.
can you please answer my question I'm in desperate need
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12 Nov 2012   #7
x BlueRobot

 

Please start a new thread, and then I will try and help you.
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12 Nov 2012   #8
Sami3rules

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

How do I make a new thread?
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12 Nov 2012   #9
Sami3rules

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Please start a new thread, and then I will try and help you.
How do I
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12 Nov 2012   #10
Sami3rules

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

How do I make a thread?
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