Undoubtedly hard drive is the most important component of your PC, your hard drive is where you store all of your important documents and it is a piece of hardware that is in constant use whenever your PC is switched on.
Disk defragmentation is the process of unifying fragmented files on your PC’s drive. Fragmentation happens to a hard disk when you use your PC, install and uninstall the programs, and create and delete the files. For instance, you uninstall a program from your PC; it is removed along with its associated files, leaving the gaps on the drive. Now when you install new program which takes up more space than the deleted one, windows will store it randomly splitting into multiple pieces on your drive – means your file is broken up into a series of small chunks which have to be pieced together whenever it is accessed. Over time both the file and disk becomes fragmented more and more, slowing things down. It is a serious bottleneck to PC performance and you really need a right tool to tackle the problem.
What causes fragmentation?
Fragmentation is a state wherein the data storage is disorganized and unsystematic. There is no continuous or linear space on your hard drive is available, your hard drive is unable to store complete information in a sequential order, so disk takes more time to read the fragmented data back from the hard disk.