I already saw, in this forum and by email, that you will try develop new defrag strategy's, so I would like to suggest 2 methods:(1)
I don't know if is legal or not, but if you can develop something like Smart Replacement of PerfectDisk, where the files are allocated in this order, starting from the outer track of the disk:
- Files on layout.ini file
- Files that are rarely modified
- Files between the rarely and recently modified files
- Files that are recently modified
This method is great for those who want fast defragmentation and free space consolidation. This will also lead in a very good performance.(2)
The other method is based on the last accessed time, to put the used files on the outer tracks and the files not accessed to X days on the inner tracks. This will speed the system because the new files will be also in a fast part of the disk.(3)
I would like to also suggest to make a good offline defrag for Paging file, Master File Table, Metadata and Hibernate file.
What do you think about?