And I am under the impression that defragging might be able to help improve what I've termed "cluster utilization" (more small files that use different parts of the same cluster). Example being say that my clusters are 4 kiB, and I have a file that's 17 kiB, that means that it's going to use 5 clusters (20 kiB) leaving 3 kiB wasted. If I have four of these files, will defragging be able to help make better use of that last cluster that would normally only be partially used?
10x 3 TB drives on ARC-1230 RAID5 formatted as NTFS with 64kiB clusters running on Server 2008 HPC.
I'm also asking cuz I was checking on of my mounts and it's showing like some 31.7 GB actual size, but the size on disk is closer to 66.1 GB; so I am wondering if defragging might fix that. Or would it matter? The way that Windows reports disk utilization - is it based on the actual size or is it based on the size-on-disk?
Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Edited by alpha754293, 07 February 2013 - 11:15 AM.