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Rearrangement of the files on a hard disk for faster data access. After the files are removed from a disk, the operating system tries to fill the vacant space with the new files. If a new file is too big to fit, it stores the excess data at another location. Over time, hundreds of files are scattered all over the disk in non-contiguous space resulting in higher data access time.

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We suggested a defragmentation as a way to organize and efficiently conduct our business considering we relied so heavily on the computer.
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Jessica was having a lot of computer problems where her system was slow to load and respond, tech support suggested she do a defragmentation of the hard drive which seemed to solve most of her issues.
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I could use my computer, and play my new game that I bought at the store, once the defragmentation process was over.
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