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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.