On January 30, 2007 I wrote an article about defraging your PC and whether it helped or not.  I received a comment from reader ‘Ringo’ who stated:

A good experiment to do about defragmentation is to defrag every day for a while, it then takes no more than a couple of minutes.

Now don’t defrag for a month and see how long it takes to defrag then.

That should be a good representation of the system running on a defragmented HDD.

I say defrag every day.


So I think I will try this suggestion and see what happens. I’ll defrag for two weeks, then wait a month. I’ll report my findings back here on or about March 20, 2009.

Comments welcome.

PS If you are interested in joining the experiment let me know.