defragmentation

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defragmentation

[‚dē‚frag·mən′tā·shən]
(computer science)
A procedure in which portions of files on a computer disk are moved until all parts of each file occupy continuous sectors, resulting in a substantial improvement in disk access times.
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Auslogics Disk Defrag has been praised as the best disk defragmentation tool on CNET and other online resources, as well as included in the 10 best free software programs of the year list by PC Magazine several years in a row.
In our tests with the Kapersky Lab AV solution, the disk defragmentation resulted in upwards of a 10 percent performance improvement--with the improvement being more significant as the test drives increased in size, number of test files, and fragmentation.
These are far beyond the benefits commonly associated with disk defragmentation and are the result of a comprehensive deployment of Diskeeper([R]) data performance software.
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A newly released study discloses the impact that service packs, updates and hotfixes have on disk defragmentation.
System Mechanic's high-speed disk defragmentation tool with proprietary Caterpillar Technology(TM) increases performance by optimizing drives for peak performance.
In addressing the product's features, the CNET review reports, "We also like the new boot-time defragmenter, which supplements rather than replaces SM5P's Disk Defragmentation Wizard.
With an over 95% corporate market share, Diskeeper has long been recognised as setting the standard in enterprise disk defragmentation.
PerfectDisk 12, the leader in disk defragmentation and optimization software, is the only technology available today that can prevent up to 100% of file fragmentation while minimizing free space fragmentation for increased disk performance and reduced energy consumption.
Having automatic disk defragmentation definitely saves labor hours both by eliminating the need to manually run defragmentation and by reducing or eliminating the slowness from fragmentation," Okawa said.
Auslogics Disk Defrag was named the best disk defragmentation tool on CNET and other resources.
The correlation between system performance and disk defragmentation has been well documented, with Microsoft(1), HP(2) and IDC(3) all urging users to implement a regular defragmentation strategy.