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sillyeagle
02-18-08, 07:11 PM
Why cant installers copy files without fragmenting the data. You can install a game an d 50% of the files are fragmented. Why is this?

OldOfEvil
02-19-08, 04:39 AM
I think its mostly a limitation of NTFS. :(

stncttr908
02-19-08, 10:26 AM
I believe NTFS is designed with FIFO (first in-first out) in mind, so it just puts it wherever it pleases. :(

I could be wrong though.

hirantha
02-19-08, 12:11 PM
thank god there are defrag softwares out there.

Dragunov
02-19-08, 12:31 PM
I guess it has the following reason:

When u uninstall a program, delete a file,... the place on the HDD is available again and when another program installs, it fills the holes in the HDD, but if the place is too small to install the program, it splits up the installed files, so some on those open place and the remainings in other open places

sillyeagle
02-19-08, 06:09 PM
I guess it has the following reason:

When u uninstall a program, delete a file,... the place on the HDD is available again and when another program installs, it fills the holes in the HDD, but if the place is too small to install the program, it splits up the installed files, so some on those open place and the remainings in other open places

That would apply in som cases but I just installed FSX on a blank drive, and while it installed in one chunk, that chunk was 50% fragmented.

CapnKirk
02-20-08, 06:26 AM
What OS? Vista?

Badboy_12345
02-20-08, 06:47 AM
I want a new filesystem with next Windows!!
NTFS is old ****

stncttr908
02-20-08, 08:05 AM
Haha yeah, where is WinFS when you need it?

HiCZoK4
02-20-08, 10:52 AM
and this is why we need flash disks to become bigger and faster

sillyeagle
02-21-08, 10:51 PM
What OS? Vista?

Its XP.