Defragmenting hard drive:
This sounds like a big complex word used by a computer geek, talking about I.C.T history. Don’t worry it is not difficult to understand its basics. If you never have defragmented your hard drive before then you will probably notice your p.c is a lot slower than usual. Modern hard disks slow down over a period of time. This is usually due to files being split up and stored over multiple locations, they will read and even write data sequentially.
Do not defrag an S.S.D as these access your pc memory randomly. This means as they don’t access your computer memory sequentially. Defragging S.S.D will not speed up your p.c and may shorten it’s life span. Fragmentation will make your hard disk do more work and will usually slow down your computer. Make sure to use a disk defragmenter at least every 6 months depending on how regularly you use your p.c. Most computers will do this for you according to a schedule but you can always do a manual.
A disk defragmenter will increase your personal computers general performance. A defrag will result in some increased speed after rearranging your fragmented data, this is so drives work with better efficiency. Windows does have its own tool to help do this though it is a basic defragmenting tool.
For more advanced users there is another tool that is called:
Smart Defrag 3 – A more robust tool than other defrag tools. Also has one of a few third-party options that supports Windows 8.1 apps.
iDefrag is very commonly cited on OS X, however this has not yet introduced support for Yosemite.
Ram, find and delete large files:
Another way you can speed up your pc free is by, deleting old programs & files you don’t need or use. There are hundreds of new tablets and other devices now on the market at cheaper prices. The downside of this is they have less storage space. The more affordable devices usually have up to 2 – 4 gigger bites of memory. This is known on the device as virtual memory, it is whats needed to keep your device operating smoothly. If your device can’t read data very well or there’s a lot of it your computer will also take time to load your desktop and software when you request it to or turn it on.
It is great having lots of space to install your games and files, but if your memory is to low you won’t be able to use them and your device won’t run so smoothly.
A simple solution:
Windows has a built-in disk cleanup tool, this will help delete all unnecessary files to the scrap heap and empty your trash bin. If you do however want to keep them thats fine, but I recommend using WinDirStat. It is a more advanced and a thorough tool. WinDirStat will give you a graphical view of different file types taking up your devices drive space. This allows you to delete or move them to an external drive as and if necessary.
Here is a small solution recommended from Lifehacker:
OS X allows you to do this in a less-technical manner by using Finder to search the entire Mac and ordering files by size. For third-party utilities, iStat Menus from Bjango is a simple way to get an instant glance at how much free space remains on your hard-disk or SSD.
It has come to my attention that we don’t always know how to look after our personal computers. Here are a few tips to keep them in order.
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