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    Diskeeper Home 2010 (and earlier versions) can defrag the MFT. However, in my case, DK reports that 40% of the 271MB reserved for MFT is used, and still the MFT is in 2 fragments. I tried various times Boot Time Defrag incl CHKDSK, Page and MFT Defrag, but the MFT remains in 2 fragments. Does anybody know why DK can't defrag it into 1 single fragment?

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    2 fragments for the MFT is fine. It's only 2 reads for the entire MFT and you probably don't do that very often.

    cheers, Paul

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    Paul,

    Thanks. I realise that very well, but I was interested why in in principle DK apparently can't do it even when there is so much free space available.

    Rgeards, Teunis

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    Maybe it's to allow some spare space at the end of the MFT for it to grow. When you defrag a disk you should leave some space after files that change often, then the disk doesn't have to seek from the start to the end to write temp files etc.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by P T View Post
    Maybe it's to allow some spare space at the end of the MFT for it to grow. When you defrag a disk you should leave some space after files that change often, then the disk doesn't have to seek from the start to the end to write temp files etc.
    Disk drives do not determine to write files. The operating system does and then tells the drive what to do.

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    I didn't mean to suggest disk drives write on their own - did I?

    cheers, Paul

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