Originally Posted by Jerry K
I do mine regularly about once a week but yours may be different depending on the HD activity (ie: adding, removing files) you have on the drive and how much time you have to do so. There is no set time required, just do it whenever you feel the speed has slowed down. I personally don't care for the built-in Windows defrager... it has to many limitations. I prefer one called O & O Defrag. It's a lot quicker and has many more options.
Thank you for that. I really do a lot with my HD, but it is rare that I notice some slowdown on my machine. I will have to check out that O&O program you have, as I find Windows defrag very slow. Is that free?
No, it (like all good software) costs a few bucks.