Over time as files are saved, resaved, or deleted on your drive, small pieces of information end up deposited in random places all over the disk rather than all together. The debut of defragging is to undo the fact that data gets fragmented and scattered across your hard drive.

In this way, defragmenting means that files are put back together in one place and data is effectively compacted as the operating system removes the gaps between files. This, in turn, should improve the speed of your Windows 8.

It is really easy to defrag Windows 8 thanks to the built-in feature “Optimize Drives”. Say if you want to defrag the C drive, here are the detailed steps:

1. Open Search box from the Start menu and type defrag in. Choose Defragment and Optimize Drivers.

2. Click Analyze to check how fragmented your hard drive is.

3. Wait until the disk is analyzed. After that, click on Defragment Disk.

However, it is like taking forever to defrag using Windows Disk Defragmenter. Is there a faster way to defrag your hard drive? Sure.

Neptune SystemCare Ultimate has an amazing Disk Defragmenter for Windows 8 computer. This optimizer easily scans and finds fragmented files out of the hard disk and arranges them in continuous memory sections. The tool works in read-only mode which ensures no damage is made to the data. Combine the less fragmented drive, with system booted into a full instance of Windows 8, and you'll never spend hours waiting for defragmentation. Meanwhile, it works better under a fully driver-enabled environment made by Neptune team.

Here’s how to defrag Windows 8 with it.

1. Launch the software and find Disk Defrag under System Tuneup tab.

2. Choose the hard disk and hit Defragment button. The analyzation part is faster than the disk defragmenter in Windows 8. You can leave the program do the defragmenting and do other things else on your computer.