Q8. What is fragmentation? How does it affect computer’s performance? What remedy do you suggest for it?
Ans. Fragmentation means files stored in fragmented storage blocks. That is, when files are not stored in contiguous storage areas rather their contents are scattered over the disk, it is known as fragmentation.
High fragmentation slows down a computer as the computer as the computer has to perform more read/write operations.
To defragment a disk, disk defragmentor utility may be run which rearranges files in contiguous storage blocks.