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July 26, 2016

What is fragmentation?

Fragmentation results in a slower PC.

By Alexander Sword

In IT, fragmentation means files being divided into pieces and stored at different places on the disk.

This is part of the normal process of running a computer, which aims to save storage space.

However, it s an inefficient use of storage space and creates problems by making files slower to read and write, resulting in a slower running computer.

These issues can be reduced using defrag, short for defragmentation, is a computer process to reduce the amount of fragmentation on a file storage system.

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