I recently purchased Norton’s Systemworks. One of the included tools is “Speed Disk”, which has a hard drive disk defragmenting / disk sorting tool.
One of the options of this tool is to move files to the end of the hard drive. Presumably, by doing this to large, infrequently accessed files, they are less likely to become fragmented by changes to other files earlier on the drive.
So, my question is this: does how files are defragmented or sorted on the hard drive have any impact on the way my DVD is able to burn these files?
I would guess that defragmented files are easier to burn than fragmented ones. The kind of strange thing is that Speed Disk and the normal Windows defragment utility seem to have very different definitions of what a fragmented file is… Speed Disk will say my drive is 1% fragmented, and Windows will say it’s 25% fragmented.
Anyhow, if anyone has noticed effects with their ND-2500A with regards to how a disk is defragmented, I’d be interested in comments.