How can I make sure my hard drive is running at an optimal speed?

1. Keep your hard drive clean by running regular disk scans with reliable software, such as CCleaner, to detect and fix problems.

2. Defragment your hard drive regularly to minimize read/write times and optimize performance.

3. Avoid filling your hard drive beyond 2/3 capacity.

4. Disable unnecessary start-up programs to reduce the resources your hard drive needs.

5. Make sure the latest drivers are installed on your system.

6. Install an inexpensive solid-state drive (SSD) to improve the overall speed of your system.