Originally Posted by GB
I have been told by a number of computer experts that while defraging was uber important a few years back and prior, it really does not do much anymore because of how large drive sizes are now.
This is quite true..
When computers slow down these days, it's generally a result of Memory Resident Programs (Like everything down in your System Tray) and Spyware/Adaware..
I have done a lot of research on the value of running a Defragmentation on Hard Drives, and it's suprisingly of low value.
Of course, every PC Geek will tell you something different, but I tend to Defrag once every 1-4 years.. Even then, I don't notice any significant improvement. I work in the IT department as an Application Developer, and our PC repair technicians don't even bother Defragging any more.
On the other hand, several years ago it was very important.. Hard Drives have definitely come a long way!
My 2 cents...