I didn't know that it worked this way...


I posed a few days ago someplace that I found that defragmenting my C:\ drive gave me a real increase in read speed. From about 3 Mbs to 30.

I defraged my B:\ drive (a partition of C:\) and today I tacked D:\ it was a long haul, mostly because it has the compressed back up of C:\ on it.

I went to the movies and then out to dinner, but when I got home is was finally done.

Here's what I did't expect, the read write speed on my D:\ drive went clear up to 60 Mps.
So I checked my C:\ drive, it had also increased to about 60 Mbs as did my B:\ drive.

It would appear that the one large fragmented file on my B:\ drive was slowing down my whole computer.

I never thought that even one drive could effect the others that much.

Maybe this is something else going on but my computer is running noticeably better all round.

When I get time I think I will update my backups on me external drives and remove the ones on D: so I don't have to deal with it on a day to day basis.


Posted On: Thursday 20th of September 2012 10:20:16 PM Total Views:  314
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