Mac is one of the robust machines and we all love its performance, its alluring features, and especially its efficiency to less prone towards viruses. But, unlike any other computer, a Mac too dips its performance over a period of time. There are various reasons for the sluggish behavior of Mac and one of the very major reasons for its slow performance is various fragments of saved files. Thus, to improve its performance it is advised to defrag Mac time to time.
Let us first understand how these fragments get generated. Since, working on Mac, we continuously save some files and on the other hand delete some and this repetitive saving and deletion creates small chunks on its memory. Thus, when a large file is saved on our Mac, it is divided into various small parts and all these parts are saved at different memory locations and a link is created to connect all its parts. These small-small parts of a single file are called fragments and it is obvious that the Operating System will take more than usual time to access this fragmented file.
However, by defragging a fragmented file, we collect the entire file at single memory location. In this way we improve the performance of our Mac as it will take lesser time to extract a file from single location as well as lesser time to even save a file at one location. For defragging Mac there are third-party Mac defragmenters available. These software utilities very easily defrag Mac hard drive volumes and collect single file or all the files at single memory location and thus decrease the time for accessing or saving file/s.
One of the highly reliable disk defragmenter for Mac is Stellar Drive Defrag. This reliable software helps to improve the performance of your Mac and data access speed by defragging the Mac hard drive. The efficient software has feature to optimize memory space which collects all the used space at one place and thus decreases time to access as well as save a new file. By creating the bootable DVD, the user can also defrag the boot volume through this software. This software not only works on used space but also organizes the free space and provides the feature to defrag single as well as multiple files in a volume. Additionally, the software is compatible with the Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard, and 10.4 Tiger.