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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Monitor all defragmentation jobs and policies from a central location
The purpose of defragmentation is to consolidate file fragments into a single extent thus increasing access speed and to reduce free space fragments to a small handful of larger chunks.
Secondly, the tiny Defraggler provides the 'quick defrag' option, which reduces the lengthy defragmentation process by selectively defragging files.
Coupled with Diskeeper software's defragmentation technology, the creators of Diskeeper 2010 claim it takes enterprise network performance far beyond what defrag-only can achieve.
By using an automated defragmentation process, the same disk volume sees absolutely minimal fragmentation even though it is in continual use by applications and users.
The Management Pack is imported into an existing deployment of MOM 2005 and applied to centrally monitor scheduled defragmentation events on the main Defrag Manager Console server.
0 allows administrators to monitor the status of operations, providing a more efficient management of defragmentation of large Windows environments, from a single console.
Regular defragmentation dramatically reduces system crashes, hangs, slow access times and helpdesk calls, resulting in considerable savings for the typical modern enterprise.
That's why we have included the disc defragmentation functionality in PowerProducer 2.
You should consider running a defragmentation program on a regular basis.
1, could barely handle a quarter of those applications, and certainly it could not perform a defragmentation at the same time.
After running an intensive defragmentation process consumed over 80% of a core processor, the built-in Windows 7 defragmentation utility reported that all file fragmentation had been eliminated; however, when we examined our system volume with Microsoft's Sysinternals DiskView utility, we discovered a storage space that was far from being completely defragmented," said Dr.