What is the System Mechanic “deep” defragmentation function?
A deep defragmentation eliminates fragmented data and also strategically relocates and packs all files to facilitate file access, write, and load speeds. This defragmentation approach drastically reduces the tendency for future fragmentation to occur and ensures that data remains contiguous for a longer time. It also reduces wear and tear on your hard drives by eliminating superfluous drive access and increases the overall system speed and stability by carefully placing data into the most efficient locations available.
Deep defragmentation is the most comprehensive defragmentation operation mode and can take a very long time depending upon the fragmentation of the drive, the speed of your PC, and memory levels. A normal low-level defragmentation takes a few hours, but on very large drives or older computers, it may require up to a few days to complete.