This is Your Hard Drive



hard drive fragmentation
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So when the computer stores a file on the hard drive, it puts it anywhere, right?
And then you store another file, so it’s next.
And you add a page to the first, so it won’t fit where it was, so it’s in two pieces, right?
And then you store another file, so it’s next.
And then you delete a file, so there’s a blank area.
So the next file fills the hole but won’t fit there, so it’s in two pieces.
And it’s a mechanical spinning drive, so getting each piece back takes longer.
Any questions?

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