To improve the read and write performance of your hard drives, it’s been suggested that you tune up your file system by moving pieces of files into continuous sections. What utility best fits this description?
The answer: C) defrag
The defragmentation process is designed to gather together scattered pieces of files and reconstruct them into single contiguous chunks. Because the pieces are now located together, the reading and writing of content is faster than having the hard drive look in many different places to put the pieces together.
The incorrect answers:
The checkdisk program checks file integrity and checks for physical drive errors, but it doesn’t move any files on the drive.
Before a drive can be used, a partition must be formatted with a file system. The format command prepares a disk and removes any previous data across an entire disk.
The Windows disk cleanup utility removes temporary and unnecessary files such as the recycle bin, cached internet files, and system memory dump files.
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The management of disks and their data is a priority for any CompTIA A+ certified professional. In this video, we’ll discuss disk formatting, the check disk process, disk defragmentation, disk backup, and freeing up disk space.