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Disk defragmentation -- how beneficial is it really?

For years, administrators have been hearing stories about whether or not they need to defrag their hard drives. How big of a problem is fragmentation really? How beneficial is disk defragmentation? Desktop management expert Serdar Yegulalp explodes some myths and defies some conventional wisdom about disk defragmentation in the tips below.

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Disk Defragmentation Fast Guide

 Introduction
  Disk defragmentation: Performance-sapper or best practice?
 New hard disk drives reduce need for disk defragmentation
 Four steps to lessen the effect of fragmentation
 Flash memory drive defragmentation: Does it make sense?
 Three disk defragmentation issues defined

This was first published in September 2006

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