heres my theory to optimum PC Disk performance:
Thanks for sharing your thoughts, I appreciate it! A few remarks.
- Your scheme involves 2 reboots. That is fine for involved users that run the defragger by hand at a moment of their choosing, but the vast majority of computerusers want a fully automatic defragger running quietly in the background without bothering them in their work. Also think of servers. I'm sorry, but rebooting is a no-no.
- Placement of files depends on the usage of the computer. An extreme example is a database server. The database files are the most important and most used and must be placed at the beginning of the disk, while the "prefetch" files are totally unimportant and can be treated like spacehogs. What I am trying to say is that there is no "one size fits all" sorting scheme. It depends on how the computer is used.
- In 'stage a" you might want to include a step to delete junk with one of the many cleanup programs that are available.
- I think "stage b" and "stage c" should be swapped. The online scan can then make room for particular system files (for example the MFT), and the offline scan will take less time.