How to Protect and Improve
The Top 10 Points to Know about fragmentation
IT professionals are heroes of the workplace. Whether with cunning wit or a Phillip’s head screwdriver,
they solve most any computer emergency. However, keeping a computer running at top speed is usually
preventative maintenance instead of last-minute, adrenaline-surging, virus-vaccinating heroics.
Here are 10 key points to maintain peak by as much as 80%. I-FAAST gives systems 9. Auto-defrag breathes life into
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speeds and eliminates fragmentation-
1. The hard-disk is the slowest part of 5. Serversareespeciallysusceptible.While related performance issues. Thoroughly
any system. Say you are operating a 2. 5 disk striping improves physical I/O capacity defragging systems adds 2– 3 years onto the
GHz processor. That’s and performance, RAID and SAN systems hardware’s useful life. 2
2. 5 billion operations simply do not fix fragmentation where it be-every second. A large gins—at the file system. Enormous volumes 10. Analyze your network’s performance.
number of hard disks with heavy read/write activity lead to astro- Poor performance on a remote system can
only spin at 7200 nomical fragmentation rates, making RAID easily be mistaken for a slow network.
rotations per minute,
or 120 cycles per
second, or 120 Hz. When systems are thoroughly defragmented, they
This means your CPU is more than 20 million times faster than the hard disk. The run faster and more reliably—period.
hard disk still has mechanical components.
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2. Fragmentation has severe effects. fragmentationisnever reports on how system speeds will
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