RW fbsd06 at
Thu Aug 28 13:21:32 UTC 2008

> On Thu, 28 Aug 2008 10:13:40 +0200
> Eduardo Morras <emorras at> wrote:
> > 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.

How did you measure it? AFAIK the percentage fragmentation figures given
by windows tools and fsck, aren't measured on the same basis.

On Thu, 28 Aug 2008 13:41:22 +0200 (CEST)
Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at> wrote:

> it's just like FAT, because nothing is done to prevent fragmentation.
> if NTFS needs to allocate block, it simply get first free.
> consider writing to 3 files, one block at a time to each.
> you will get block arranged like this (where 1 is file 1's data,2 is
> data from file 2 and 3 from file 3):
> 123123123123123123123123213213

This is just untrue. I don't much like Microsoft, but I don't think
there's much to be gained by out-fudding them.

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