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Fixit 22. Defragment/Optimize the Disk > The Downside of Optimizing and Defragm...

The Downside of Optimizing and Defragmenting

If you follow the preceding steps, defragmenting/optimizing should proceed smoothly. However, a few cautions to note are described in the following paragraphs.

Defragmenting Takes Time

Defragmentation can take a lonnnnng time. You could easily have time for a leisurely lunch (and probably dinner too) while a 4GB or larger hard drive is optimized. However, current versions of Speed Disk (4.0 or later) are much faster than earlier versions.


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