Maybe it is because FAT filesystem wasn't well designed from the beginning
and defrag was a workaround to solve performances problems.
as everything else microsoft did it wasn't designed but stoled, possibly
FAT is similar (mostly the same) as CP/M filesystem.
CP/M was single-user and was used on floppies up to 360kB AFAIK,
small enough to be able to keep most metadata in memory, even for small
hard disks FAT was stupid.
The only "innovation" of Micro$oft was subdirs ;)
FAT does NOTHING to prevent fragmentation, simply gets the first block
availble when needed.
NTFS is a theft of OS/2 HPFS. they didn't even bothered to use other
partition ID :), but they managed to f..k^H^H^H^Hextend it's
functionality, so it's actually even slower than FAT, and too - does
nothing to prevent fragmentation.
This is normal, as Microsoft make a problems to be able to "fix" it
(creating 3 times more others) in new releases, so idiots continue to buy
new versions of windoze and new hardware, just to do as simple task as
writing a few-paged document or view a webpage
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