How to remove driveFragmentation? Drive Fragmentation
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What is Disk Fragmentation? When data is saved in a HDD, it gets broken into different parts and these different parts are saved in multiple locations. This causes Fragmentation of files. It is also known as disk aging. Lots of and unused space are created on the HDD and this affects the processing speed and performance of Computer. To remove disk fragmentation we need to defrag it.
Effects of Fragmentation? Processing speed and performance of the Mac OS X decreases. Reading and writing speed on hard drive gets slower. Drive space gets unused and due to fragmentation lots of unused space slots gets created on the hard drive. Fragmentation reduces the life-span of hard drive.
How to defragment HDD? In Mac, there is a automatic defrag tool. This tool will defrag all the files having size upto 20MB. To defrag files above 20MB you need to install a third party software in Mac. Stellar Drive Defrag is a very effective tool to defragment the Mac hard drive and volumes. It is compatible with the Mac OS X Lion, 10.6,10.5 and 10.4.
Stellar Drive DefragSalient features of this tool: It works very effective for defragmentation of Mac hard drive and volumes. It can also defrags boot volume by creating the bootable DVD. This tool can execute full defragmentation of the hard drive and data. It can also do meta data defragmentation. This software has the feature of quick defragmentation that eliminates the need to perform full defragmentation.
Things to remember beforedefragmenting HDD!! Defragmentation of HDD should not be done very frequently as it can shorten the life of the hard drive. Defragmentation process of the drive takes a lot of time. Take proper backup of data before doing defragmentation as there is a possibility of losing the data.
By: Tom AddisonAuthor Bio:Tom Addison is an expert in data recoverytechniques and he provides information andsolution for Mac OS X related products.