Defragmentation is a process that reduces the amount of fragmentation in file systems. It does this by physically organizing the contents of the disk to store the pieces of each file close together and contiguously. It also attempts to create larger regions of free space using compaction to impede the return of fragmentation.
Some defragmenters also try to keep smaller files within a single directory together, as they are often accessed in sequence. The movement of the hard drive’s read/write heads over different areas of the disk when accessing fragmented files is slower compared to accessing a non fragmented file in sequence, without moving the read/write heads.
Defragmentation is reorganizing file storage on a hard disk partition.
Defragmentation is the process of eliminating file fragmentation, which causes files to be spread across the disk after disk operations.
File fragmentation significantly reduces PC and server performance, especially when intensive I/O operations are taking place. Conversely, file defragmentation can increase performance, as the read head has to move less across the disk to read all file parts.
Defragmentation as the following steps:
1. Select a partition to defragment;
2. Right-click the partition and select Defragment, or select in the main menu Partitions -> Defragment;
3. By clicking OK to run partition defragmentation; the results are shown in the Defragmentation window.
This feature is not available in bootable CD.
Watch how to use MiniAide Magic Partition to Defragment.