Regular disk defragmentation can significantly improve your computer’s speed, especially when launching programs and working with larger files. But what does disk defragmentation mean, and why do you need it?

On a traditional hard disk, where your documents, programs and other files, such as music and movies are stored, larger files can get fragmented. This can happen for example when you delete a smaller file, and you save or download a larger one. Your computer will store a part of this new file in the space left behind the smaller file, and the rest of the file on another part of the disk.

With this method, while disk space is used efficiently, opening this new file will take longer. Why? Because whenever you open this file, the head that reads the data from your disk will need to make big jumps from one point of the disk to another. The situation gets more complicated when you start editing this file, and saving other files, and have more and more fragmented files on your computer.

After a while, it will take longer and longer to open, save and work with your files, as they get fragmented by this storing method. To fix this situation, it is recommended to defragment your disk every now and then. MaxiDisk 2013 can do this for you quickly and easily. After downloading, you can analyze your disk to find defragmented files and defragment them for a much better performance.

By Gergely Sumegi