defragmentation in FreeBSD 4.11

MikeM the.lists at
Thu Jul 28 13:21:13 GMT 2005

On 7/27/2005 at 7:30 PM Mike Jeays wrote:

|This is one of the things I find really hard to get Windows users to
|understand.  They just won't believe that a company like Microsoft
|still be using a filesystem that needs defragmenting if it were
|to design one that didn't.  I often wonder why myself - after all,
|must have put a fair amount of work into NTFS, which at least doesn't
|seem to get corrupted in a power failure.  Did they make a trade-off I
|don't understand, or is it just incompetence - or worse, a deal with
|disk manufacturers to sell more disk?

When NTFS was new, Microsoft was saying that it did not need to be
defragmented, ever.  I attended two technical sessions at conferences
where Microsoft actually stated that.

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