You can defrag your external drive using Windows File Explorer, from the command prompt, or using a third-party tool. But should you?
TrueCrypt creates a virtual disk drive within a file. As a result, defragging it makes some sense.
A bad sector on your hard drive could be causing strange intermittent problems. I’ll show you an easy way to find out.
Defragmenting a hard drive speeds it up by moving pieces of files closer to each other. It does no harm except maybe waste your time if you do it too much.
While defrag programs use different algorithms to defragment your machine, one thing is for sure – they won’t defrag your machine 100%. But is it worth it to be that thorough?
Defragmenting a hard drive absolutely has its place. There are several ways to get to the controls in Windows XP.
Fragmentation is about how a file is stored on a disk and is not preserved across a copy. In fact, in some cases you can defragment a hard drive using copy.
Defragging rearranges the layout of files on your hard disk for faster access. Specifically when (or even if) you need to do it at all is evolving.