Why does my hard drive get fragmented so quickly?

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#1 Posted by p2x4260 (11 posts) -
Hello all, and thank you for visiting this forum. I recently built a new gaming computer, one of the components being a Seagate Barracuda 500GB hard drive. After installing all my games, getting drivers etc., I had used about 100 gigs of hard drive space. I figured it was time to check how fragmented my hard drive was... I analyzed my hard drive and, found it was 42% fragmented. 42!!! I defragmented immediately. After about an hour of defragmentation, the defrag was finished. The next day i curiously analyzed my hard drive again. This time, it was 10% fragmented. And today i analyzed yet again and it was 11% fragmeneted. I have never seen that much fragmentation so fast. I know something isn't right, so i am posting this forum. I use Piriform Defraggler defragging software. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
#2 Posted by zaku101 (4407 posts) -

Give Smart defrag a try.

#3 Posted by XaosII (16699 posts) -

Doesn't sound unusual to me at all.

#4 Posted by -Feath- (1452 posts) -
Do you move a lot of large files around all the time? That will 'frag you up quickly.
#5 Posted by XaosII (16699 posts) -

Do you move a lot of large files around all the time? That will 'frag you up quickly.-Feath-

Well, he said he recently built the computer and installed 100GB worth of stuff over probably 2 or 3 days. 42% fragmentation does not seem unusual to me given that circumstance.

#6 Posted by Jacobistheman (3975 posts) -

Well because you are using windows.

Most likely it didn't get all of the way defragmented in the first place. Did you check after it was done? it was most likely still at 10%.

#7 Posted by clyde46 (47595 posts) -

Its normal TC, the files fragment all the time. Just run this

http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/

And you'll be fine.

#8 Posted by p2x4260 (11 posts) -
yes the defrag finished
#9 Posted by p2x4260 (11 posts) -

Its normal TC, the files fragment all the time. Just run this

http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/

And you'll be fine.

clyde46
thanks for the help. my system is now 0% fragmented and running flawlessly.
#10 Posted by GummiRaccoon (13651 posts) -

It sounds like you download and delete a lot of pr0n

#11 Posted by p2x4260 (11 posts) -

It sounds like you download and delete a lot of pr0n

GummiRaccoon
Only mature answers are welcome here. If you don't have something intelligent to say, then say nothing.
#12 Posted by GummiRaccoon (13651 posts) -

[QUOTE="GummiRaccoon"]

It sounds like you download and delete a lot of pr0n

p2x4260

Only mature answers are welcome here. If you don't have something intelligent to say, then say nothing.

The fastest way to fragment your harddrive is to do what I said you were probably doing.

#13 Posted by fib112 (245 posts) -

I suspected when you installed Windows, you created some partitions. Perhaps you are viewing the fragmentation info of a partition that should have been made larger. I don't see how a 500gb drive could become fragmented so quickly with 100gb of data.

#14 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (17567 posts) -

Maybe it's because Windows tends to constantly change the page file size. What I did is first have two hard drives installed, C: and D: drives. I have the page file located at D: only and set to permanent at 12gb.

I haven't defragged C: drive since I assembled the PC last November and it's currently 7% fragmented. I defragged D: drive a week ago and it's currently at 1% fragmentation.

#15 Posted by clyde46 (47595 posts) -
[QUOTE="GummiRaccoon"]

It sounds like you download and delete a lot of pr0n

p2x4260
Only mature answers are welcome here. If you don't have something intelligent to say, then say nothing.

*Ignores ones own porn folder*
#16 Posted by p2x4260 (11 posts) -
I don't watch porn fyi. I think it's weird. Once again please answer maturely, or not at all.