When I run the standard defragmentation tool on Windows XP, it states that MFT use is 95%. There is a registry key that can set MFT reserve to 12,5% (25, 37,5 etc.), but this requires partition reformatting. These values for percentage of MFT reserve are rather too big, but let that be on the conscience of M$ developers.
I'm concerned on improving disk system perfomance. It seems to me that when the number of files on a partition increase, the MFT will extend to random location on the partition and this will hit the perfomance of disk operations and I will need to defragment the MFT.
I want to enlarge MFT size, but haven't found a way of doing it without reformatting the partition. Is there a tool around for servicing the NTFS MFT?