Hard disk maintenance and optimsation

Hard disk is an extremely important part of your computer. No wonder why it is one of the most significant and critically integrated technology to keep your operating system running at full. Not only does it store all of your favourite pictures, videos, films, documents, any field but also stores the whole operating system. You cannot have a full system without a hard disk.

Learn how you can take care of it with this article.

Optimisation of your SSD

Hard disk or Solid State Drive periodically need to be optimized and have a check up. With this in mind, every one of these modern operating system provide us with some sort of disk maintenance utility. For the Windows users, you will have to do it a bit more manually than other operating system.

Disc optimisation through your command prompt

Your go to utilities for the task called Error checking and Disk Defragmenter. Whenever you come across a scenario where there is software freezing, system freezing or any such actions, you need to go to your disk utilities and start run some check there.

One of the fastest and coolest ways to do so is to go old school and use a command prompt. Open up your command prompt by search for command prompt in the search bar and type chkdsk and hit enter. You must run this command prompt with elevated privilege meaning administrator privilege. Then wait for the system to scan your hard disks health and show you the report.

Optimisation through graphical user interface

Another way is to if you really wanna stick to the GUI (Graphical User Interface), go to file explorer, This PC, select one of the drive by right clicking it and select properties. From there click on the tools tab and look for something that say check now in Windows 7 and check in Windows 8 and on ward. Doing so will run some health check up for your disks and will fix it if it finds any problem.

Defragmentation and optimisation

With the disk defragmenter in Windows 7 and Optimize drives from Windows 8 and later ones, organise all of the scattered files, bits and pieces together, into one linear and complete files in the hard drives, which helps in turn to run your system efficiently.

With the modern Windows systems a lot the unnecessary tasks of performing various activities manually like it used to be during the old days, these tasks are run automatically by default on every HDD. For some reason, if you need to go to the place where you can optimize the disk, go to the drive’s properties from tab to tools tab and look for Defragment now or Optimize drive based on your Windows version.


As for the macOS users, all of these tasks are run automatically as well. You can still head to the disk and click the first aid button in order to run for any checkup manually.

As for the Linux users, there myriads of good applications out there to run these tasks for you. One of the top notch option is, use the diagnostic tool right from the installation media. With installation media plugged in reboot your system and you will be in the options page.