What is Defrag? Why does it take so long?

What is Defrag? Why does it take so long?

While Hiren's Boot CD is an excellent recovery tool, it does not make use of your system's full horsepower.  When low-level emergency data recovery is necessary, booting a system as simply as possible is important. Defragmentation differs from most of the other tools in Hiren's tool kit because it is a far more complex and demanding procedure.  

Think of defragmentation as similar to the way potato chips are, according to every bag, "packaged by weight, not by volume."  Why the bizarre metaphor? Read on!

 

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