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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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The award-winning "Set it and Forget It(R)" disk defragmenter now provides a brand-new user interface, faster defragmentation engines, revolutionary terabyte drive defragmentation and a full-featured Administrator Edition with full reporting and alerting.
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