On Wed, 27 Aug 2008 22:08:47 -0400 Mike Jeays <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> That's true about FAT. What I have never understood is why Microsoft > didn't fix the problem when they designed NTFS. UFS and EXT2 both > existed at that time, and neither needs periodic defragmentation. I think they probably did, NTFS took a lot from UNIX filesystems, and at the time it was released they said that NTFS didn't need any defragmentation at all. I suspect that it's mostly a matter of attitude. Windows users have an irrational obsessive-compulsive attitude to fragmentation, so they end-up with good reliable defragmenters, and so less reason not to use them. We don't really care, so we end-up with no, or poor, defragmenters, which reinforces our don't care attitude. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"