TuneUp Offers Tips to Tackle One of the Top PC Performance Killers – Low Disk Space
What: No matter how fast a user’s PC is, low disk space can slow any computer down, especially newer ones with fast, solid-state drives (SSDs). In fact, low disk space is typically the #1 reason for a sluggish machine, and one that is even overlooked by IT pros.
Windows and most third-party programs need disk space to breathe—for example, Windows needs space for its paging file, which extends a PC’s physical memory (RAM) in case it runs out. When there is low disk space, the paging file can’t grow when required and impacts PC performance. Low disk space can also reduce SSDs’ speed, as it requires these flash-based disks to read single data cells into memory before writing new data. This will even crash read/write performance.
On its blog, TuneUp details why low disk space significantly slows down programs, increases load times and causes dozens of error messages. The company also explains how SSDs are particularly affected by this issue. TuneUp offers users several tips for how to quickly regain gigabytes of data and improve PC performance.
Who: Any PC user with Windows 7, Vista or XP who is looking to solve issues with low disk space and improve his or her computer’s performance. The tips are easily understood by anyone, regardless of technical background.
Where: TuneUp provides detailed information, benchmarks, helpful tips and screenshots at blog.tune-up.com. All of the information is free, and readers can post their own experiences directly on the blog to help fellow readers.
When: PC users can access the free information anytime by visiting blog.tune-up.com or by interacting with TuneUp’s PC tuning experts on Twitter and Facebook.
Blog Post: http://blog.tune-up.com/windows-insights/low-disk-space-the-1-performance-killer/
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About TuneUp Corporation
TuneUp Corporation, headquartered in Miami, Florida, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Germany-based TuneUp Software GmbH, the leading provider of intelligent software tools that enable users to get optimal use of their operating systems and programs. The company was founded to serve the North American market, with a focus on supporting TuneUp Utilities sales to consumers, retailers, SMBs and enterprises.
TuneUp protects users from PC problems, while helping them increase the performance and security of their computers. Since 1997, the TuneUp brand has produced best in class, high-quality products. In order to maintain high standards without being bound to patents, licences and third-party suppliers, TuneUp develops all of its solutions in-house. This, in addition to keeping close contact with customers and incorporating their feedback, enables TuneUp to continuously grow as a company, as well as design products that meet customers’ needs.
TuneUp Utilities is used by more than 20 million people worldwide. It is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Japanese and Russian. For more information, visit www.tune-up.com, and for detailed Windows tips and tricks, visit the TuneUp Blog about Windows (http://blog.tune-up.com).
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