incontiguous

incontiguous

(ˌɪnkənˈtɪɡjʊəs)
adj
not continuous; unconnected; discrete
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Plans for a territorially incontiguous Palestine have been rejected soundly in the past.
While this has its benefits optimally you would also ensure that you are getting the full benefit of new and existing machines by employing practices like defrag to consolidate the randomly scattered incontiguous fragments of files and free space on the disk thereby increasing efficiency and reducing disk wear.
Since fragmentation consists of incontiguous pieces of files and free space randomly scattered across a disk in pieces, hard drives use more energy in both writing and accessing fragmented files.
Since fragmentation consists of incontiguous pieces of files and free space randomly scattered across a disk, writing or accessing such file fragments causes the operating system to generate numerous unnecessary disk I/Os, leading to higher system overhead and lowered performance.
Additionally, since fragmentation consists of incontiguous, randomly scattered pieces of files and free space, the number of files on the disk also increases I/O demand and decreases speed.
Systems take longer to boot with fragmented disks as these contain incontiguous, randomly scattered bits of files and free space, and where those pieces include system files, fragmentation will delay OS initialization.
Most IT managers recognize it is essential to defrag their systems so they employ various strategies to deal with the incontiguous, randomly scattered bits of files and free space that constitute a fragmented disk.
Typical defragmenters resolve fragmentation by consolidating countless incontiguous pieces of files and free space randomly scattered across a disk for the purpose of assembling data files.
Since fragmentation yields incontiguous pieces of files and free space randomly scattered across a disk, file writing and accessing become performance bottlenecks, impacting users to greater or lesser degrees.