If want your computer can always work like new, you are expected to not too lazy to keep your computer, especially for the hard disk. For computer storage, hard disk like another computer parts also need to be maintained. In this article, I want to tell you how to maintain the hard disk in order to optimize PC performance.
First, you should try to prevent a bad track on the disk. When starting the computer, it is impossible to boot your hard disk if you use a floppy disk or CD to start the computer, you can see the drive letters but can not do operation for this partition. If so, you must realize that there maybe have bad track on it. Each bad track can damage your hard disk, even it was just a cluster. In such conditions, you have to distinguish types of bad tracks and solve their is to run Scandisk program, or replace your hard disk to the retailer or manufacturer.
Second, you need to prevent viruses and Trojan programs. This is known by all, that they are quite dangerous to every part of the computer. hard disk is the main purpose of the viruses that attack computers. So, you should use anti-virus software to remove the virus and maintenance. Make data backup regularly and update your protection programs in a timely manner. It is advisable for you to not use the applications that are not known, and always to check for viruses / Trojans that might exist in applications that run in front of them. You must prevent them from attacking the disk.
Third, defragmentation is a good choice. After using the computer for a long time, because restore and delete files, and available space is spread on the hard disk. If you don't defragment, their disks can reduce the efficiency of storage. Disk defragmenting programs can make available disk space to be neat and clean without taken by andisorder fragments. You can start with Windows defragmenting program or switch to a third party such as "Auslogic Disk Defrag".