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Old May 6th 04, 12:28 AM
Gerry Cornell
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Default defrag improvement.

A phenomenon I have observed in Windows XP is that when I compact in =
Outlook Express before running Disk Defragmenter then file fragmentation =
is less when Disk Defragmenter analyses the disk.



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"andrea catto'" wrote in message =
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Guys...
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I know for a fact if you want to write sector by sector from the =

beginning
to end of an hard drive, it may be very fast.
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Defrag is very slow indeed.
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I am wondering if there is some optimization that can be made to the =

defrag
so that data is pre-prepared in memory (just the meta data of course), =

and
once those pointers are ready, a major one-time-only set of writes =

occurs.
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the problem I think with the slowness of defrag is that it moves =

blocks back
and forth.
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I know I know, defrag must keep the disk consistent so it can not do a =

one
time operation otherwise a power failure may screw it all up....
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but what do you think ?
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