At 06:56 28/08/2008, you wrote:
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.

No, if you check a NTFS disk after some work, it's heavily fragmented. As you fill it and work with it, it becomes more and more fragmented.

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.

The best way to defragment a NTFS drive is make a backup to other device, format the original and recover the backup. It take less time and device don't suffer. I do it monthly with the data disks and performance grows espectacularly (near x4 on sustained file read).

       Este documento muestra mis ideas. Son originales mias.
       Queda prohibido pensar lo mismo que yo sin pago previo.
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