Doing Disk Defragmentation can put data into risk?Murtaza J.
As we know running disk defragmentation can improve our PC performance. But most people assume that performing disk defragmentation can put data at risk. In this blog will discuss this topic in detail.
To decrease the amount of fragmentation we use the method of disk defragmentation. In detail, disk defragmentation is the re-adjustment of data on the drive. Which can make the drive data stored closely and in order.
Yet, many people complain that some of their files and documents vanish for an unknown reason after disk defragmentation. This type of situation causes extensive fear. That’s why many are concerned that disk defragmentation will put data into risk.
1. Data will lose in this type of Situation as follows
When running Disk defragmentation, the drive suffers great pressure moving data on the hard drive by continuous rewrite and erase. Therefore, if this process gets stopped without warning, such as if you are defragging an external hard drive but the drive, unfortunately, lost the connection with your PC. Or PC gets out from power surges in this process time. In this type of situation, there are many chances that you will suffer data loss during disk defragmentation.
2. Never do Disk Defragmentation on External Storage device
Disk defragmentation is only appropriate for the old traditional Hard disk drive. So, you should never run disk defragmentation on the storage media like Solid state drive (SSD), SD card Network drives, Pen Drives, Ram drives. Else you will suffer from the data loss.
3. Is Computer Data Recovery possible after disk Defragmentation?
Whenever we delete our file or document from the computer by mistake. We definitely struggle to recover that file. As normal, on Windows- based PC, recovering deleted files or document is quite easy. However, if you delete the data and then run disk defragmentation, it will become more difficult to recover the data because most data recovery software generally uses file cluster proximity and heuristics. So, whenever we do disk defragmentation, data will convert into scattered files, which will make data recovery more difficult but not impossible.
Truly, when we do disk defragmentation it will not risk your data usually. Additionally, disk defragmentation always brings benefits for Mechanical hard disk drives. Because after disk defragmentation drive will be able to find and access data much faster than before. It is because that disk defragmentation will make your drive data organized. In addition, after disk defragmentation, the hard drive degradation will also slow down. Which can keep your hard drive healthy.