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Fragmentation

Discussion in 'Audio Terms' started by audiokid, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    The process by which data written to a hard drive is stored in small packets that may or may not be next to each other. The result of continual erasing and saving from/to the hard drive, severe fragmentation can cause a slowdown in drive performance with drive intensive applications like digital audio, since the head mechanism has to constantly jump around to read all the data.
     

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