What does the defrag command do?
A) Copies your files to a faster section of the hard drive
B) Separates your files into smaller pieces and moves them into different places on your hard drive
C) Combines all of the pieces of your files together into one place
D) Optimizes your memory for faster access to data
E) Provides a useful solvent to help with those difficult household chores
The answer: C) Combines all of the pieces of your files together into a one place
A simple defragmentation can dramatically improve the read performance of files. Instead of the hard drive hunting around the disk for all of the file pieces, it can go to one place and read the entire file all at once.
Want to know more? Watch “Disk Management Tools.”
If you maintain your storage devices properly, they’ll tend to be more efficient and last much longer. In this video, you’ll learn how to manually defragment your hard disks, backup their contents, and check them for any logical or physical errors.