The hard drive is one of the essential part of Computer. The hard drive can be optimized for improved performance and longer life. There are many simple ways to improve the performance and reliability of the Hard drive. Follow these simple steps to optimize Hard drive.
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1. Hard Disk Partitioning
Partitioning of Hard drive has many benefits, keeping OS files separate from normal data allowing a cleaner installation of OS(error free).If you install the OS without partitioning the drive, it may cause a lot of difficulties when receive a corrupted error from the system.When you try to re-install the OS all previous data will be removed.Better is to maintain a number of partitions depending on the size of Hard drive.
2. Regular Maintenance of Browser Cache
When you run a browsing session on your system lot of temporary and cached files are created and stored on your Hard drive.These files can consume a lot of space on your Hard drive and reside on an unknown location of the system. These files can be deleted by programs like CCleaner and kcleaner.
3. Create a Pagefile Partition
The pagefile partition is allowed a place where the opened programs can keep their temp files. Normally this process is done by RAM, by using this method you can free RAM.To create a pagefile partition go to Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings > Advanced > Performance > Settings > Advanced > Virtual Memory > Change, and create a new partition(recommend size 1GB).
4. Empty Recycle Bin Regularly
When new delete a file Windows stores the file in the Recycle Bin.Regularly checking and emptying the Recycle Bin will allow you to save even more space. If you want to permanently delete a file in a single click you can skip “delete to Recycle Bin” feature by Shift+Clicking on the Delete option when deleting a file in Windows.
5. Disk Defragmentation
In Hard drives, your saved files are stored in blocks. Larger files consume number of blocks normally in irregular format.If you or your OS looking for a particular file, these irregular format of saving data can cause slowness of system speed. Disk Defragmentation solve this problem by arranging the blocks in a perfect manner. It organizes your data by alphabetical order of your files, documents in appropriate folders.