Posts Tagged ‘defragmentation’

Yes, Defragmenting is Still a Useful Thing

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Defragmentation still has it’s place, especially when dealing with slow loading files and programs, but given the size of most hard drives these days, defragmenting a drive can often take a heck of a long time.

You may have read Samer’s Ten software trends that are (or should be dying) recently here on Ghacks which listed disk defragmentation as one of the trends that is dying. It is undeniable that the rise of Solid State Drives and better defragmentation support of operating systems have made the need to defragment disks or files less of an issue on many computer systems.


WinContig – Free File Defragmentation Tool

Monday, December 6th, 2010

I wonder if this is runs any faster than the standard Defrag tool that comes with Windows?

File defragmentation is not that much of a concern anymore on my PC system because the two main hard drives are Solid State Drives which do not need defragmentation. Still, the 2 Terabyte data drive is a conventional hard drive and I run a defragmentation job on it every now and then.