Easy Steps to tune your computer hard drive

 

Easy Steps to tune your computer hard drive

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Easy Steps to tune your computer hard drive

Fragmentation makes your hard disk do extra work that can slow down your computer. Removable storage devices such as USB flash drives can also become fragmented. Disk Defragmenter rearranges fragmented data so your disks and drives can work more efficiently. Disk Defragmenter runs on a schedule, but you can also analyze and defragment your disks and drives manually.

Should I defrag?
If your PC or laptop has an SSD rather than a spinning hard drive, NO YOU SHOULD NOT. It won’t help, and it will reduce the life of your SSD.
For those with PCs and laptops that have only spinning hard drives (also known as HDDs), it’s worth doing. But don’t expect a miracle. I’ve personally never noticed any difference after a defrag, but it definitely can’t hurt your PC’s performance. Windows 7 users will notice a bigger difference in terms of Startup times, because Windows 8 is built to go to sleep rather than shut down. (And if Startup times are a problem you are much better off following the advice in this article: Speed up your PC: stop programs starting up when Windows 8 boots.)

To do this, follow these steps:

To defragment your hard disk

  1. Open Disk Defragmenter by clicking the Start button . In the search box, type Disk Defragmenter, and then, in the list of results, click Disk Defragmenter.
  2. Under Current status, select the disk you want to defragment.
  3. To determine if the disk needs to be defragmented or not, click Analyze disk.  If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  4. Once Windows is finished analyzing the disk, you can check the percentage of fragmentation on the disk in the Last Runcolumn. If the number is above 10%, you should defragment the disk.
  5. Click Defragment disk.  If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Disk Defragmenter might take from several minutes to a few hours to finish, depending on the size and degree of fragmentation of your hard disk. You can still use your computer during the defragmentation process. If any of your drives is fragmented by 10 percent or more, highlight it and hit Optimize. Confirm your choice. Again this could take minutes or hours, and you can continue to use your PC throughout the whole day and continue with defragmentation
We hope you find our Easy Steps to tune your computer hard drive helpful!

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