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Chapter 28. Managing Your System > Optimizing Your Hard Drive

Optimizing Your Hard Drive

Whether you're working with the built-in hard drive on your Mac or using an external hard drive to store your files, it can improve the performance of your system if you regularly defragment your hard drive.

In the course of normal use of your Mac, the computer is constantly writing various files, deleting others, and fitting them in to various leftover spots on the hard drive. Like a cluttered room, the hard drive can end up becoming fragmented, where part of a file is on one spot on the hard drive and another part of the same file is stored on a different spot.


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