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Defragmentation is the optimalisation of the ordered data upon your hard disk, so these can be loaded more quickly and the computer works faster.
Fragmentation of computer data upon a hard disk occurs when not enough continuous space is available on the hard disk during a write operation..
The data file will be spread around the empty spots on the hard disk, causing more seek time in retrieving the program when needed.
Defragmenting can be activated with programs like ‘Executieve Software Diskeeper’, ’Raxco’s PerfectDisk’ or ‘Windows Defragmenation’.
These programs collect all the spreaded pieces of programs/data and puts them together as one uninterrupted piece and places them in a correct order upon the hard disk ,
This way programs/data will load more quickly also this increases the average speed of your computer.