What benefits could you receive from defragmenting your hard drive?
A) Faster video response time
B) Creation of redundant data backups
C) Restoration of lost data clusters
D) Improved disk read and write times
E) A slimmer, more beautiful you
The answer: D) Improved disk read and write times
The defrag command moves your files around so they are all contiguous. Now that a file is in one piece on the hard drive, the reading and writing to the disk becomes more efficient.
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.