Articles tagged: fragmentation
What is Defragging and Do I Need It In Windows 10? What It Is, Why It Is, and What, if Anything, You Need Do
Defragging rearranges the layout of files on your hard disk for faster access. Chances are you need do nothing at all.
Hard drives get laid out in fairly complex ways. Second-guessing how your disk heads move as part of a decision whether to use multiple partitions is not really a practical way to save a hard drive from failure.
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.